Managing your own energy supply can offer high rewards,
but not without risks. How can REBO expand or enhance energy management
capabilities for Facility Managers?
For the corporate energy manager REBO offers the ability to expand
or enhance their energy management capabilities. Our services work well
for single large or multiple facility clients. From stand alone products
that allow the energy manager to make fact based decisions to full data
management and functional services, REBO can help the energy manager
to make informed decisions and satisfy his internal and external reporting
Will REBO help reduce your energy costs and improve your ability to
forecast expenditures? We have developed a checklist of questions and
some ideas to help you determine whether REBO services may be right
Do you understand how your facility uses energy?
Can you look at the shape of a facilities consumption profile and
determine whether there are opportunities to reduce energy costs?
We can help you develop a shaped facility consumption
profile to identify changes in operations and potential facility upgrades
that will reduce your energy use and costs.
Do you know what your electric budget should
be for next year? What if the weather is hotter than normal? What
if it's colder than normal? How will these variations in weather
affect your budget?
We can also help you better understand the
effect of weather on your electric loads, so that you can develop
more accurate energy forecasts.
Are you paying for services from your energy
suppliers that you don't need? Are you paying a risk premium
for load volatility that can be reduced?
We can help you prepare to procure electric
supply more effectively. With more precise information on your usage
patterns, you can ensure that you are not paying for expensive option
and risk premiums that you don't need.
Could you save money through self-supply of
your electric needs?
Finally, with the ability to accurately model
and forecast your energy loads, you may have opportunities for self-supply
that were not previously available to you. At a minimum, you should
be able to evaluate self-supply as an option against purchasing from
Are your wholesale or retail contracts giving
you the product you need? Are you assuming risk or leaving money on
the table by using energy in a way that is not consistent with your
supply? Not sure how to go about preparing a request for proposal
(RFP) for your electric supply?
We can help you through the whole self supply
process from determining your needs and creating an RFP, through proposal
evaluation, supply and contract negotiations. REBO has helped to develop
and reviewed many wholesale and retail contracts. We can help you
determine if your contracts properly manage your risk, or, if they
don't, to suggest changes that will.
Are you subject to power factor penalties from
the utility? Have electric suppliers refused to supply your needs
until you fix your power factor problem?
Poor power factors can be caused by the type
of equipment you operate and how you operate that equipment. REBO
can help you evaluate your equipment and operations and make recommendations
that will improve your power factor.
Can you make changes to your operation that
will get you a better electric price? Have suppliers refused to serve
your load because it is too unpredictable or "peaky?"
A review of your operations prior getting electric
supply quotes could get you a lower price. Electric suppliers prefer
customers with uniform and predictable usage, and charge premiums
for loads that don't meet their criteria. We can review your
use patterns and operating rules, and recommend changes that could
lower your electric bill.