So, your entire organization can agree that YES, it needs to reduce energy costs, and YES, it needs to obtain cleaner electricity with fewer spikes and surges for surge protection, and YES, reducing your facility’s footprint on the environment is part of your plan as well. Finally, YES, you’ve heard about WPS Global’s customized energy-saving solutions in other corrugated and paperboard plants, but you just haven’t been compelled to take the next step.
YET ANOTHER INCENTIVE
WPS Global Inc.’s energy management solution already offers an enticing guarantee: a 10% reduction in energy usage. For most customers, this means a return on their investment can be predicted and is within the near future. Recently, Northern Sheets, McClellan, CA, a Schwarz Group managed facility, discovered an additional incentive to installing a WPS kilowatt reducing solution. To help offset the cost of installing the system WPS Global had prepared for its facility, Northern Sheets researched the incentives available to it from the State of California. The company learned of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s (SMUD) rebates and incentives to encourage area businesses to invest in energy efficiency. ). The rebate helped Northern Sheets cover the costs of the installation of a customized energy management solution from WPS Global, which in turn has already cut the facility’s energy costs by 15%.
WAS THE PROCESS OF APPLYING FOR THE REBATE DIFFICULT?
According to Guy DeYoung, general manager, Northern Sheets, the answer is “no.” To apply for a rebate, Northern Sheets prepared a project proposal and submitted it through the agency that manages the funds for Sacramento County. “The process was not difficult. We simply had to wait until funding was available for our project,” explains DeYoung.
WHERE CAN YOU BEGIN THE SEARCH OF ENERGY REBATE OR OTHER MONEY-SAVING INCENTIVES?
Your local, regional or state energy utility’s website might be a great resource to discover existing programs. Another resource you may find helpful is called DSIRE, a comprehensive source of information on state, federal, local, and utility incentives and policies that support renewable energy and energy efficiency. DSIRE was established in 1995 and is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
READY TO MAKE IT HAPPEN?
To explore how your business can partner with WPS Global to implement a customized energy-saving solution, schedule a consultation with Bill Behrmann, senior systems designer. WPS Global will conduct a comprehensive energy audit and present a detailed plan to help your business realize thousands of dollars in supply-side energy savings – and, perhaps best of all, it will require zero effort or employee resources on your part.