Project Management and Engineering: Load Audits
The first step of our project management process is a comprehensive Load Study of the facility to identify electric equipment that can be controlled as part of a demand reduction program. During that process we also review historical data and consequently establish a success matrix for a facility-wide demand control strategy.
A typical load study contains the following information:
• Analysis of current and historical utility billing information.
• Detailed on-site survey of equipment and operational characteristics.
• Detailed load calculation spreadsheet showing each load that will be utilized for creating savings.
• Load graph analysis.
• Technical information about the proposed intelligent peak load control or DR system.
• Detailed single line schematic for load connection, I/O count and BMS integration.
• Overview of savings analysis, project cost and simple payback calculation.
• Detailed scope of supply, services and major cost drivers.
• Preparation and submission of all paperwork for utility incentives.
• Single-line overview drawings of panels and equipment.
Following the Load Study, the Emacx Team prepares a comprehensive summary of the financial benefits to be achieved, demand strategies, project schedules and costs. This summary is typically reviewed in a presentation and face-to-face meeting with the customer.
After contract award, the Emacx Project Manager leads engineering, installation, commissioning, M&V, and ongoing support.
Emacx will also help customers qualify for energy incentives or rebates, prepare the necessary documents, and provide the M&V data required to receive funding. Energy project rebates can result in simple payback periods of 2 years or less for many customers.