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  • Writer's pictureTom Petersen

Plan Now for Electric Rate Caps Expiring

Updated: Aug 29, 2023

With the electric rate caps set to expire this year in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, EES has been developing strategies for our clients to save their precious energy $$ dollars $$. We have expanded our team of energy engineers and we’re ready to visit your site to help you share in the savings. Call Tom Petersen TODAY at 215-881-9401 for a no-cost initial energy consultation. For our full, facility-wide energy audits, we use equipment, such as Dranetz-BMI, to monitor power consumption for your high energy usage systems.


ENERGY STAR is a well-established program designed to help save you money on energy and protect the environment by creating energy efficient products and services. ENERGY STAR is run jointly by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. At EES, we use ENERGY STAR resources as tools for energy strategy development for our clients. These include Benchmarking and Auditing tools, as described below:


Energy Benchmarking: The first step to track and improve a facility’s energy usage is to benchmark the usage. ENERGY STAR provides online tools for benchmarking a facility which will compare the building’s energy usage to similar buildings across the country. If the building ranks in the top 25%, it will be eligible for an ENERGY STAR label. If it does not rank in this percentile, benchmarking information can be used to identify areas of potential improvement. Once the energy benchmark is established for your facility, the next step would be to conduct an energy audit.


Energy Auditing: Conducting an energy audit allows you to monitor the difference between observed performance of a facility’s energy using systems and the industry’s established best practices. This difference is the potential for energy and cost savings. Energy audits help to identify steps needed to improve energy systems, prioritize plans, and measure progress. One way to maximize the effectiveness of an energy audit is to incorporate the planning, implementation and follow-up for the audit into a strategic energy management program for your facility.


Energy audits can be internal self-assessments conducted by company staff, external audits by energy professionals, or a combination of the two. Audits vary in their detail level and focus depending on the program and available resources.

For self-assessments, many non-profits and trade associations offer guides. The following are free guides to energy auditing.

Contact Tom Petersen to schedule your no-cost initial energy consultation or just to chat about energy management for your facility. We’ll point you in the right direction. Reach Tom at 215-881-9401 or by email at tom@eesolutions.net.


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