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Don't know where to start saving energy? Our plant-wide audit can help

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It's surprising what a fresh set of eyes can spot

We all know that improving efficiency is a great way to save on energy costs and increase productivity. But for large industrial facilities, zeroing in on the best opportunities to save energy can be challenging. Our plant-wide audit will help you figure out where to start.

An energy efficiency expert will review your consumption history and then examine your facility and your process systems. The expert will give you a breakdown of where your energy is currently going, review your current systems and equipment, and present the best opportunities to begin saving. You'll even get recommendations for low-cost or no-cost measures that can be quickly put into action to save right away.

It's a powerful first step on the road to cutting-edge efficiency – and increased profitability. And if you decide to explore in further detail, we can connect you with other program offers and expert resources to study your options in greater detail to tackle efficiency upgrades.

Is this initiative for you?

We've designed this audit for all BC Hydro's industrial customers who use more than 2 gigawatt-hours of electricity per year.

Here's what we offer

If you're new to energy efficiency and want to identify opportunities within your facility to be more efficient, this initiative is a powerful step forward. Once you sign up, an expert will review your energy consumption and visit your site to identify inefficiencies and opportunities.

  • Up to 100% funding
  • A high-level report, which includes:
    • Analysis of your facility's systems and equipment, including a breakdown of the energy used within your facility and greatest areas for improvement.
    • Identification of energy efficiency opportunities and areas with the greatest opportunity for savings. This will help you prioritize your next steps for achieving larger, long-term savings.
    • No-cost and low-cost tips to improve your facility's efficiency.

How it works

Connect with your Key Account Manager or contact our Business Helpdesk at 1 866 522 4713 to learn more about the application process. Once your application is approved, an energy expert will complete a high-level audit of your plant and determine major areas of energy usage and which of your systems present the best opportunities for improved efficiency.