Consult the experts
Take advantage of expert advice by asking your local utility for technical energy audits, payback calculations, cost comparisons, rate analyses, fuel cost projections, and estimates of future rate increases. It is staffed with representatives specializing in commercial energy applications who are eager to assist you.
Perform energy audits
Perform regular energy audits to establish the basic costs and uses of energy forms including electricity, gas, and steam, and to identify waste or inefficiency. By identifying on-peak and off-peak periods, you can take advantage of a utility's rate structure.