Previously from the Energy Waste Sensei: We discussed how to focus in on your operations to identify opportunities for lowering energy consumption both from a peak shifting mindset and from an overall consumption perspective. I think we need to revisit why it’s so important as an Ontario hydro consumer to be the first to jump … Continue reading The Energy Waste Sensei – 3 Big Reasons (and a Demonstration) Why You Should Practice Peak Management
Previously from the Energy Waste Sensei: We introduced the idea of looking beyond hardware for solutions to your energy consumption challenges. Now let’s explore operations in a new light: Here are Sensei Bruce's top 3 places to look to identify energy waste! Reducing Operations Costs, Especially from Energy In operations, there are three major cost pieces … Continue reading The Energy Waste Sensei — Manufacturers’ Top 3 Areas to Look for Energy Saving Opportunities
So far in your training with me, the Energy Waste Sensei, we’ve worked through our high-level strategy to mitigate our highest peak and highest electricity cost. We’ve also talked about when to include a battery system as part of fulfilling your peak electrical demand, so that its implementation comes along with the lowest cost of … Continue reading The Energy Waste Sensei — Hardware or Smart-Ware?
My last blog post touched on how phase change materials (PCM) can provide exceptional energy savings both in cooling and heating. The driver, of course, stems from our discussion regarding our energy profile (shown below), and what we can do to reduce and/or shift energy consumption during peak times. In today’s lesson, we will explore … Continue reading The Energy Waste Sensei — To Battery or Not to Battery
So how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time! In our lesson today, we will take three bites to eliminate your highest cost: peak demand. To build on our learnings from the first half of this blog post, let’s look at the figure below. Here you can see a peak shift of … Continue reading The Energy Waste Sensei — Peak Shifting Strategy, Part 2
In my very first blog post on March 20, 2017, I, Sensei Bruce, discussed how I’m going to help you become an Energy Waste Ninja. I’m here today to start your conditioning! Our first move is to understand what your organization is faced with. Only then are we able to strategize, put the right moves … Continue reading The Energy Waste Sensei — Global Adjustment (GA) Cost: What It Entails and What to Do to Lower It!
Hello, I’m Bruce, the Energy Waste Sensei! I’ll be helping you on your peak energy reduction journey to help you reduce and save money, and ultimately make you an Energy Waste Ninja. Do you feel like more can be done about reducing or shifting your peak energy consumption but don’t know what your options are? … Continue reading The Energy Waste Sensei — Bringing You New Techniques to Win on Reducing Peak Energy
“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” -- Peter Drucker This phrase above has been adopted as the "Knowledge is Power" equivalent by those of us working in energy management. It means that the more you know about your energy consumption at present, the better equipped you are to actually boost your efficiency going into the future. This is … Continue reading First Things First: Get Measuring!