Perspectives: Energy Saver

Evaluate Energy-Related Utilities

Use a systems approach to calculate the impact cost of every utility stream.

By Riyaz Papar, Energy Columnist
Apr 14, 2015

For all of us who work in the process and manufacturing industries, focus has always been on production. Utilities almost always get a back seat. We consider a utility to be something where you open a tap and it flows! Nevertheless, this mentality is changing and several sites now follow the cost center approach for energy accounting. While energy accounting is important and should be done by everyone, I continue to do energy assessments at sites where utilities are considered a “cost of doing business” and these costs are not properly determined.

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