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Industrial resources online: Get answers, save money

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Guides, handbooks and more can help you save on energy use

Need a basic handbook for assessing your pump systems' efficiency? A guide to industrial lighting? How about resources for improving employee awareness of energy efficiency, or a handbook about compressed air?

You can find them all one click away.

Reference guides are among the useful resources available on bchydro.com's industrial Resource Centre. Whether you're working on motors, fans, or other equipment, or working out system details such as power quality or power factor, the guides offer shortcuts to help you zero in on potential energy efficiencies, and potential savings.

Program details and online applications

The Resource Centre also includes brochures about each of the programs for industrial customers offered by BC Hydro.

These include studies — fully funded by BC Hydro in many cases — that can help you understand where your best energy savings lie. There's also information on available incentives that defray the cost of retrofits and upgrades.

Once you've read about the programs, you'll find application forms online too, to make it easy to get started.

If you're already working on energy efficiency but need to get your employees onboard, the Resource Centre offers a variety of tools to engage employees. Clear, straightforward posters help remind operators about best practices, and stories and videos teach and inspire.

Finally, there's a list of useful websites beyond BC Hydro, with information about industrial systems, carbon, government programs, and sector-specific news.

Whether you're just contemplating an energy-efficiency program, or are well into implementation, the Resource Centre offers ideas and materials tailored to industrial companies.