Energy

Energy

At Total Utilities we believe in creating a platform that enables us to be in active partnership with you, to enable us to offer the best energy solutions based on your goals and what drives your business. Our process is comprehensive and incorporates analysis of your existing energy usage and costs, through to investigating the most viable options based on an understanding of what you want to achieve, and then negotiating and procuring the best priced contract. Ultimately, we want you to feel informed and engaged throughout.

We do this by focusing on the key factors that drive your business such as managing your costs and your energy usage efficiently and effectively. There is a strong link between purchasing prices, consumption and the efficiency of how your business utilises its energy solutions. By understanding this relationship and your needs, we provide a tailored service that assesses, identifies, improves and manages your energy usage and efficiency. This results in savings, improved efficiency, and a more sustainable business.

 

Energy Benefits and Solutions

Advanced Energy Monitoring

Understanding how and where your business uses energy is a crucial step in controlling costs. Implementation of a measurement and verification (M&V) programme provides clarity beyond the revenue meter. Total Utilities delivers visibility and intelligence through Panoramic Power’s innovative device-level technology. After analysing device level data we can identify areas where energy use can be improved.

CMVP certifiedWith two certified measurement and verification professionals (CMVP) on staff, Total Utilities can provide targeted measurement and monitoring of your business’ key energy and performance indicators. This level of assessment leads to greater efficiency by working towards continuous improvement. For multi-site customers, we can benchmark energy consumption against customised goals. This allows us to gain further insights into how your business operates and then work towards ongoing improved efficiency.

 

The Panoramic Power Energy Performance Platform

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Audit

Energy audits are another tool that helps to identify and understand how energy is used in a site or facility. By using the information gained from an audit as a starting point, and also considering ongoing energy management, a range of opportunities can be identified to optimise energy usage, save money, and reduce carbon footprints.

By carrying out retro-commissioning, a systematic process that improves the efficiency of an existing plant or business, we can get your plant working properly and economically.  By avoiding the cost of replacement, and instead tuning what you already have, the financial results are highly attractive.  It is not uncommon for savings of around 20-30% to be reached in the average commercial building environment, as a result of undertaking retro-commissioning and tuning.

Viability of energy solutions

Viability and feasibility studies outline the  potential of energy solutions before any recommendations or decisions are made. By building the business case, this ensures that all aspects, internal and external, are considered when selecting the best products for your needs.

Solar Viability

A Solar Viability Assessment (SVA) investigates the commercial viability of implementing a solar photovoltaic installation at your business.  The benefits of solar are numerous and include a significant reduction to your energy bills and a reduction in your business’ greenhouse gas emissions.  However the solar market carries inherent risks, due to the amount of options available with the increase in organisations offering products, and a largely deregulated market.  A viability study will enable you to make an informed decision in relation to the costs and benefits of installing solar and provide you with crucial information prior to making any investment commitments.

Electric Vehicles (EV) and Chargers

As an emerging technology, which is fast becoming commonplace, EVs are another solution that reduces costs and emissions.  At the same time, there are a number of external factors that need to be considered when assessing the viability of including EVs as part of a commercial fleet. Like the Solar Viability Assessment, Total Utilities can assist you when considering if EVs should be part of your future strategy, by considering the different factors that play a part in the decision making.

Power factor and voltage optimisation systems

Issues with low power factor or large variances in voltage levels are two of the major issues facing many sites.  These issues, if unresolved, have a large direct impact on the overall electricity charges received by the site.

Total Utilities, with this in mind, performs feasibility studies, designs, installs and commissions power factor and voltage optimisation systems. As an independent consultant, we can coordinate the whole process from quoting through to the supply and installation of Power Factor Correction at your site.

Management

Partnerships, grants and assistance

Nabers NZ

NABERSNZ is a national rating system that measures the energy performance of New Zealand commercial buildings and tenancies and is a systematic, proven, cost effective tool that ensures your building is performing at a high standard.

NABERSNZ is essentially a de-risking tool: well rated assets are shown to have longer lease terms, lower vacancies, and substantially superior net operating income. Highly rated buildings also have better occupancy rates and longer lease terms. It does not matter what age or size your office building is, it can still get a NABERSNZ rating providing it has been in use for at least a year.

With a qualified assessor on staff we can help you get your first rating or assist you on your bench marking journey.

 

 

In partnership with Energy Action, we are able to extend our vast market knowledge, expertise and business and financial analytics to Trans-Tasman customers. By maximising on Energy Action’s specialist expertise and experience in energy efficiency, we can deliver solutions to our customers that are unrivalled within the New Zealand market.

Total Utilities can access EECA grant fundingTotal Utilities can access Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (EECA) grant funding on behalf of qualifying customers through our partnership with Energy Action. Financial support is available for customers spending over $150,000 per year on energy who are interested in exploring a range of measures that result in greater energy efficiency.

Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging is a form of non-destructive testing (NDT) for electrical faults using the latest in thermographic technology. This non-intrusive technology means we can test for faults without permanently altering the machinery we are testing. Regular thermal imaging of buildings, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, and electrical switchboards, can avoid costly repairs and reduce your insurance premiums.

Procurement (Electricity and Gas)

Understanding your commercial electricity and natural gas options can be time-consuming and difficult, especially since the amount of viable options has increased dramatically over the last few years.  Total Utilities negotiates over $400 million worth of energy contracts each year, and is therefore well placed to ensure customers secure favourable contract terms.  We are able to obtain the best market prices and find the right energy solutions that meet the needs of your business.

Another way to gain tenders that work to your advantage, is to keep informed of the external factors that affect your business. Total Utilities provides customers with monthly market updates that cover the various trends and up-to-date expert commentary on the electricity and gas markets.  Keeping informed and being equipped with market intelligence, is essential when scheduling the most advantageous electricity and gas tenders.

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