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Overview and Benefits of Engineering Studies

 
Engineering Studies are used to evaluate specific process improvements to uncover the potential electricity savings that can be achieved if energy saving upgrades are done at your facility.  Additionally, Engineering Studies help develop the business case for energy efficiency projects you are looking to undertake.  The information gathered from the Engineering Study will also identify potential capital incentive project opportunities that may exist that you weren’t already aware of.  Opportunities exist in systems that aren’t running properly, that are using old equipment or those that require optimization. 

Preliminary Engineering Study (PES) Overview

Receive up to $10,000 in incentive funding for completing a Preliminary Engineering Study for a key process or single industrial system that will identify opportunities for process improvements that can reduce your electricity use. A Preliminary Engineering Study should be done when you are aware of the potential for electrical savings but you are unsure of the approach to achieve the energy savings. The study report must provide electricity savings estimated to an accuracy of +/- 30% and projects costs estimated to an accuracy of +/- 50%.

Detailed Engineering Study (DES) Overview

Receive up to $50,000 in incentive funding for completing a Detailed Engineering Study to determine energy savings from an opportunity that you have already identified. This study will perform an in depth analysis of a Process or System. It will be used to determine a base case energy usage of the System, and to propose and energy savings opportunities or Measures. Additionally, the study will identify any Capital Incentive Project opportunities that might exist for the system and help build a capital investment business case for the process efficiency improvements.  The study report must provide electricity savings estimated to an accuracy of +/- 10% and projects costs estimated to +/- 25%.

Considerations – The incentive amount obtained through Engineering Studies will be subtracted from any potential project incentive amounts to produce a net project incentive amount.

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