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Food Producers Gain a Competitive Advantage with Efficiency-as-a-Service

Food producers have (dare we say it) a lot on their plate these days.  They’re having to deal with everything from economic and competitive pressures and availability of resources, to an aging workforce, and ever-rising operating costs. To stay competitive, food producers must stay on top of rapidly-changing consumer attitudes and market trends, technological advances, …

Lee Goddard

Dec 04, 2018

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Bundled Energy Projects

Does An Energy Performance Contract Make Sense For Your Community?

If you are a leader of a cash-strapped community with major infrastructure issues, then an energy savings agreement might be just the thing for you. When deciding if an energy savings agreement is right for your community, there are a few things to take into consideration: Resources: Does your community have capital to maintain or …

Ben Stewart

June 2, 2017

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Energy Systems Optimization

Solar Energy Projects Heat Up Across the Country

Large commercial and industrial facilities, as well as municipalities, face soaring utility costs every year, a figure that is only rising, solar experts say. To stay in business, or not raise taxes, owners and leaders search for ways to reduce their utility costs. Sometimes that answer is a solar energy project. Once thought to implement …

Ben Stewart

May 30, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

Town of Minden Improves Energy Systems With Energy Performance Contract

The Town of Minden had an old kerosene heater that didn’t adequately heat their buildings. On top of not working well, it was expensive to operate and maintain. The town’s energy system problems turned out to be the perfect energy performance contract case study in NY. “When our workers would arrive in the morning, the …

Ben Stewart

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Government

Does Buying Back Your Utility Owned Street lights Make Sense For Your Community?

If you are a  municipal leader trying to save your community every cent possible while improving public spaces and keeping everyone safe, then buying back your utility owned street lights might make sense. SmartWatt recently completed a project for the Town of Owego that will save the town approximately $45,000 per year in maintenance costs …

Ben Stewart

May 25, 2017

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Bundled Energy Projects

Wabash City Considering Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract To Fund Energy Efficiency Project

To combat high energy bills and failing energy systems, Wabash City, Indiana, is considering using Indiana Code 36-1-12.5 to update the small town’s aging infrastructure by installing new energy efficient equipment. Ed Myers, Account Executive for SmartWatt, recently gave a presentation on Indiana Code 36-1-12.5 to the Wabash City Council about leveraging the legislation that allows …

Ben Stewart

May 24, 2017

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Energy Systems Optimization

Energy Efficiency Incentives For Public Entities in Illinois are Back

Municipal officials in Illinois with big energy efficiency or infrastructure improvement projects planned for the second half of the year can rest easy after Ameren recently announced an extension of its incentive program. Ameren, a utility company that services Central and Southern Illinois, is picking up part of the state’s Energy Now incentive program for the …

Ben Stewart

May 23, 2017

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Education

Four Ways Performance Contracting Can Turn Outdated Infrastures in Schools to an A+

Cash strapped public schools throughout the United States educate billions of students annually on a shoe-string budget. School leaders earmark every penny toward educational programs and additional staff members, leaving them with little resources to optimize their aging and failing energy equipment and infrastructure. Windows and doors are drafty, HVAC units aren’t heating or cooling …

Ben Stewart

May 18, 2017

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Energy Systems Optimization

U.S. Department of Energy Names SmartWatt To Elite List of Top Energy Services Companies

SmartWatt was recently named as one of 21 next generation top energy services companies chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy as the most qualified in the United States. The 21 private-sector energy services companies were awarded a Department of Energy (DOE) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC). Through this contract, …

Ben Stewart

May 17, 2017

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