There are energy efficiency programs for manufacturers in cooperation with the state of Texas and Oncor Electric Delivery previously TXU Electric Delivery. Oncor serves the Dallas Fort Worth metropolitan area of the state and can assist in retrofitting a manufacturing facility with the needed demand saving devices and measures to drastically cut the cost of the facilities electricity. In some cases a return on a minimum $10,000 investment in energy saving steps can show a 50% return on investment in 1 year. Try making that in the stock market in a year!
Generally money is enough incentive to get started. Where do I start?
To get started you need to become familiar with Oncor Electric Deliveries steps. There are a few pages of application information you need to fill out regarding the facility to qualify and inform the Oncor agent who will be assisting you along in the process of adding 10’s of thousands of dollars to the bottom line. This doesn’t just benefit you but benefits Oncor as well and the state. Less plants and electricity infrastructure needs to be built if demand loads are reduced in energy consuming facilities like manufacturing facilities. The Energy delivery company have just as much to gain as you do and are required by the state to meet a certain goal each year so if you don’t find them first they may eventually be calling or knocking on your door.
If you want to take advantage of some load management programs to bring down the electricity demand used in the facility during peak demand times then you can effectively add even more dollars to the bottom line. Oncor has a few steps you can take to benefit in this way as well with their load management program.
Again, these programs are for the Dallas and Fort Worth Texas area for industrial and manufacturing facilities. These services are mainly free services with a small investment from the company which is usually recouped in less then a year.
If you have further questions about this or need help with the process you can give us a call and we can do the leg work for you.
Speak to one of our energy consultants at 1-800-971-4020