Energy Conservation Program Development
For over 15 years, BMA's principal led the annual demand-side energy programs for a major regional retailer with utility expenses exceeding $100 million per year.
An Energy Conservation and Efficiency Program is the roadmap to saving money by eliminating utility waste from the business, and maintaining those savings over the long-term. Tactical in nature, it lays out the component pieces that will specifically and measurably reduce energy usage. Components will include:
- Annual reduction goals for each facility type or operating unit.
- Preliminary list of projects to achieve the goals.
- Description of how the energy team will identify and evaluate candidate equipment and systems for technical and operational viability, including demand response.
- It will address how finance will evaluate the viability of candidate projects, and how they will be funded.
- It will address how project installation, O&M, and performance measurement will occur.
- It will address the annual human, time, and financial resource needs.
- The program must include an ongoing communications plan with senior management that includes status of various initiatives, upcoming projects, and new funding requests.
Typical Scope of Services:
- Assistance in identifying key staff who will assemble the plan, and exchange of background information prior to the planning session.
- Facilitation of strategic planning session, including asking questions, identifying areas of additional opportunity, and ensuring that the plan is complete.
- BMA’s deliverable will be a summary of notes from the planning session, for the client’s use in preparing a draft plan. Following review by client and BMA, the final plan will be ready to present and implement.
- This task can occur over a 3-month period, and fees can be negotiated to suit the client’s needs, either on an hourly or daily basis.
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