As dependency on the U.S. energy grid becomes increasingly cost burdensome, property managers, shareholders and owners of more than 3,000 buildings will be aggressively seeking profit-saving solutions at the Cooperator’s Co-op, Condo & Apt. Expo at the Hilton New York on April 8. Initiating much of the conversation on electric and gas procurement through Power Purchase Agreements and Cogeneration at this year’s show will be GREENCROWN Energy, a leading full-service energy consulting company specializing in energy supply, cost reduction and turnkey cogeneration systems development.
“Rising energy prices, along with the ever-present threat of grid interruptions, are forcing property owners to seek proven new ways to reduce and contain costs, while guarding against future power outages,” said Paul Errigo, director of business development for GREENCROWN Energy LLC. “Certainly, on-site Cogeneration power has become one of a number of viable answers for building professionals.”
Whether it’s CHP or offering extremely attractive, long-term electric and gas procurement contracts for clients, Errigo believes the key is enabling building owners to accurately forecast energy usage while keeping costs as low as possible.
CHP — once considered the power source for buildings of the future — has become a prudent and cost-effective solution today, Errigo asserted. “Superstorm Sandy was a devastating wake-up call for energy preparedness, and the need for having a sustainable and cost-effective energy supply available 24/7,” he noted. “In the case of CHP, gone are the days when it required a ridiculous amount of space and modifications to house a CHP plant. Now, practically any building in the city already has plenty of space for a modern, state-of-the-art cogen system.”
Naturally, Errigo acknowledged, attendees at the Cooperator’s Co-op, Condo & Apt. Expo will be interested in the hard numbers supporting Cogeneration. “At Green Crown Energy, one of the most gratifying parts of our job is clearly showing building owners how they can reduce energy outlay by 40 to 60 percent! That’s a huge savings and a significant way to boost profits.”
GREENCROWN ENERGY’s Power Purchase Agreement is another way for buildings to reap the benefits of Cogeneration, without the associated costs. “This popular program enables building owners to enjoy all of the benefits of Cogeneration with absolutely no capital outlay or ongoing operating costs,” Errigo explained. “The client pays only for the energy used, which can dramatically free up cash flow and make forecasting much easier. It’s ideal for hospitals, nursing homes, manufacturers, high-rise residential buildings, hotels, schools and universities.”
To put it in prospective, he explained that the most efficient power plants in the country achieve no more than 60 percent efficiencies, while CHP systems routinely achieve efficiencies of 80 percent and higher. “Not only will businesses benefit from big cost savings and more predictable prices year after year, they will also be known for using a ‘green,’ environmentally friendly way to provide heat and cooling for their buildings,” Errigo said.
Of course, he added, it doesn’t hurt that GreenCrown Energy professionals are experts at leveraging government incentives and strategic partnerships to further maximize energy savings through various strategies and special programs — which means additional and robust cost reductions.
For other building owners, he continued, the ability to purchase energy at low cost over the long term is a huge boost to their bottom lines. “We have been successful in working with local and national organizations to lock in the lowest pricing available at the best possible agreement terms, thanks to our ability to aggregate volumes on a local and national level,” he said. “By doing so, we can secure lower rates and better terms than any individual.”
From on-site CHP to Power Purchase Agreements to Electric and Gas Procurement Contracts and other programs, GreenCrown Energy has an energy solution for any building or business category, Errigo maintained. “The bottom line is that our clients typically enjoy a significant reduction in their energy supply costs with very favorable terms. And that includes local and national retail chains and associations, hospitals, nursing homes, large corporations, and local businesses in a variety of industries,” he said.
For those interested in learning more about CHP and how to lower electric and gas outlay, Green Crown Energy will have a display at the Cooperator’s Co-op, Condo & Apt. Expo at booth No. 326. If you’re not able to attend the show, Errigo noted that “all a building owner or professional has to do is go to Greencrownenergy.com and give me a call, and I’d be happy to share the good news about Cogeneration Power either in person, before a group or over the phone.”
For more information about how to lower your company’s energy bills today, including cogeneration (CHP) and multiple forms of energy procurement, contact an energy adviser at http://www.GreenCrownEnergy.com or call 877-308-2727 x 116.
This article first appeared on PRWeb.