West American Rubber Company (WARCO) Rides On Energy Efficiency
West American Rubber Company received an incentive of more than $245,000 to install an energy management system using Automated Demand Response. They also participated in the Demand Bidding Program (DBP) and receive about $9,400 in demand response program credits annually. With Time-Of-Use rates, it’s the perfect time to learn from WARCO’s energy-saving achievements and apply similar strategies to your business.
Several manufacturers have already taken advantage of energy-efficient equipment. To help your business receive these same cost-efficient benefits, we offer low-interest financing for qualified energy-efficient projects.
Energy-Efficient Solutions and Tips for Manufacturing
Here are just a few of the energy-efficient programs and suggestions that our customers have employed to increase their cost efficiency. You’ll also find more energy-efficient solutions in our Manufacturing Fact Sheet and a complete list of all our qualifying energy-efficiency incentives and demand response programs by requesting our Solutions Directory.
Motors and Compressors
With motors and compressors accounting for the majority of your energy use, here are some ways to control your costs.
Install automatic shut-off devices to reduce peak demand
Install small air compressors for low-use periods
Install sequencing controls on multiple-unit compressor systems
Install variable-frequency drives to control motor speed
Replace old motors with high-efficiency motors
Install new, water-efficient commercial equipment to minimize water demand
Your business may already qualify for incentives that could put these energy-saving upgrades into effect.
Receive energy savings by using smart technology that effortlessly and temporarily reduces the amount of energy your business uses (known as “load reduction”) during a DR event. With Auto-DR, load reduction is automatic and reliable, so it’s easier to participate in DR programs to capitalize on program earnings and help lower your energy costs.