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George Owens is a past president of "Association of Energy Engineers", an "Energy Manager of the Year" and an "Energy Managers Hall of Fame" inductee.


 

UTILITY DEREGULATION
DEVELOPING A SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM
by George R. Owens, PE, CEM

Objective

  • Reduce utility costs
  • Become educated about state and national activities
  • Prepare your properties to take advantage of deregulation
  • Understand and mitigate risks
Action Steps
Evaluation

  • Obtain utility bills for each account for at least twelve months
  • Develop state and utility specific information
  • Determine if additional data collection is required
  • Assess owner's risk tolerance
Implementation
  • Contact incumbent utility for savings prior to deregulation
  • Prepare a list of qualified utility suppliers
  • Develop RFP for bidding
  • Evaluate results
  • Lead contract negotiations
Ongoing Support
The long-term success of this program is dependant on Management's commitment to developing a cost-effective program, implementing it efficiently and periodically reviewing the status through a process of constant quality improvement.
  • Initial one month review and quarterly or annual reviews

To send comments to George R. Owens, click here: gowens@EESIenergy.com.

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