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CALMAC Launches Energy Bill Analysis Service


FAIR LAWN, N.J. — CALMAC has released a new energy bill analysis service for commercial building owners and facility or energy managers. The free online service allows organizations to upload a copy of an electricity bill through the CALMAC website to be analyzed by a rate specialist. The specialist will review the bill to identify savings that can be achieved by shifting a building’s cooling load to nighttime off-peak hours, when energy is in low demand and nearly 50 percent cheaper than peak daytime hours.

With this new service, CALMAC is providing companies that have over 500,000 sq. ft. of air-conditioned space, a first-hand look at how they can benefit significantly from reducing peak electricity demand.

"A large majority of commercial building owners and managers do not fully understand how demand affects the bottom line of their electricity bill and they mistakenly assume that energy for commercial buildings is priced the same as it is in residential buildings," said Mark MacCracken, CEO of CALMAC. "Utility billing formats can obscure the value of consuming nighttime electricity, but with our new service, we offer a clear view into true electricity pricing. We factor in demand tariffs and other charges that aren’t clearly labeled or fully explained in a statement and show how ice-based energy storage can benefit the bottom line."

A common misconception is that if a building is not offered "time of use" pricing by the utility, then it is using a "flat rate," implying there is no difference between day and night costs. However, once demand penalties are exposed, the difference in the cost between nighttime vs. daytime energy usage becomes apparent. CALMAC’s new service clearly shows these differences, bringing a new level of transparency into energy charges.

For additional information, visit www.calmac.com/lower-cooling-costs.