Energy Efficiency Services
In today’s rising energy commodity climate, it is important for companies to look beyond controlling energy costs on the supply side. Onyx offers a full suite of Energy Efficiency services including:
- Energy Audits
- Power Factor Correction
- Lighting and Control Systems
- and more…
Onyx offers a full facility review and written report identifying opportunities to reduce energy consumption. A certified Onyx Engineer is available for an on-site audit to identify areas for improvement. In addition, Onyx works with many suppliers to replace aging or inefficient equipment improving your bottom line and the environment. Onyx can provide just a report or implement a turnkey solution.
Power Factor Correction
Power Factor is defined as the ratio of real power to the apparent power, and is a number between 0 and 1 frequently expressed as a percentage. Onyx offers Power Factor Correction Project Funding to qualified businesses. Real power is the capacity of the circuit for performing work in a particular time. Low-power-factor loads increase losses in a power distribution system and result in increased energy costs. Onyx measures and obtains the power factor at each premise. We then provide a cost benefit analysis of a power factor correction project to avoid transmission and distribution service provider power factor penalties.
Predominant Use Study/Sales Tax Exemption
Many states allow manufacturing companies to avoid paying sales tax on electricity and natural gas purchases. Onyx advises clients of their qualification for a sales tax exemption, conduct the state- mandated on-site study, and file proper forms with the state and utility companies in order to achieve exemptions from paying these taxes. In many cases we are able to recover past sales tax payments upon completion of the study.
Lighting Retrofits and Controls
With increased rebates structures, rising energy cost, and aging technologies, lighting upgrades offer an attractive Return-On-Investment (ROI). With an extensive facility audit and economic analysis, customers are prepared to take advantage of ever increasing federal, state, and local energy incentive programs to begin reducing their energy cost immediately.
Power Quality Studies
Modern power systems grow more complicated each year. The addition of power electronics, variable frequency drives, and other sensitive controls can cause power quality problems in your facility. Onyx bring decades of experience to help identify and overcome the power quality problems that can occur at such facilities. Our experts will diagnose the root cause of problems, perform a power quality study to mitigate or eliminate the problem source increasing productivity of your business.
Energy Sustainable Projects
Solar energy increasingly accounts for US capacity additions. Whether purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) on your annual consumption or installing solar panels, Onyx helps environmentally conscious businesses to change the way power is made. Partner with Onyx to further your good corporate citizenship.
Reducing electricity consumption during times when overall use nears peak periods has become increasingly critical. Demand Response programs are designed to help ensure an adequate amount of supply of electricity is available to homes and business in your region in order to avoid rolling blackouts. Onyx offers Demand Response programs to businesses of all sizes that provide an additional corporate revenue stream.
Attributes of the “Onyx Efficiency Program”
- Educate and assist the client through opportunity evaluation, service provider screening, contract negotiation, and program implementation.
- Alleviate the need to spend valuable time becoming familiar with complex and constantly changing markets and program structures and timing.
- Provide an independent and unbiased approach towards solutions and supplier choice.
- Secure the lowest prices and most preferential terms, conditions and pricing structures available in the marketplace.
- Oversee and manage account with chosen supplier and/or vendor for the duration of the contract term.