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Process Reengineering for Increased Manufacturing Efficiency

 
Type
Business
 
Category
 
Incentive
Funding available. Must qualify.
  • Manufacturing Process Improvements
  • Training

Make your manufacturing operations more productive with “lean manufacturing” training. You’ll learn techniques to streamline product flow, eliminate or reduce waste, improve production efficiency, minimize environmental impact and reduce energy consumption.

Additional Details

Traditionally, manufacturers operate on a “push” basis – accumulating excess inventory and scrambling to find customers so they can push the product out. Lean manufacturing techniques promote a “pull” approach – producing to the customer’s immediate needs. This approach reduces costs and ultimately is better for customers.

Access to this type of specialized training is often limited to very large businesses that have the foresight and resources to invest in the training. Now, with support from us, the PRIME program makes lean training available to more manufacturers. With technical and financial assistance, you can apply lean techniques to your business. Besides reducing costs and streamlining your operations, you’ll be taking steps to determine your energy future.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information. 

 

Steps to Take Smart Energy Action

Step 1 -

Call your utility account executive or 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for a list of participating contractors. The utilities have contracted with several companies who will provide a no-cost survey of your entire manufacturing process.

Click the link to your utility below:

Eversource       UI 

Step 2 -

Schedule your no-cost survey with a company from the authorized list. The survey will examine your entire manufacturing process and determine if there are opportunities to save energy and optimize your processes.

Step 3 -

If the no-cost survey reveals opportunities that will lead to verifiable energy use reductions, your company will be eligible for funding of “lean manufacturing” training events through the PRIME program. These training events, held at your facility, teach the fundamentals of lean manufacturing and facilitate implementation of process changes to eliminate waste and improve efficiency. The extent of the funding available to offset the cost of the lean manufacturing training is based on the estimated kilowatt-hour savings.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information. 

Eversource and UI industrial and manufacturing customers – with a SIC code of 2000-3999 – are eligible.

Your business must be pre-qualified by a no-cost survey performed by a company authorized by Eversource’s or UI’s PRIME program administrator.

Starting the process is easy. Just contact your Account Executive for a list of participating contractors. Click the link to your utility below:

Eversource       UI 

If you are a Connecticut business and are not served by one of the utilities listed above, please visit your utility’s website to see what energy efficiency programs are available to you. Please click here for information on how to contact your municipal utility.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information. 

Operations and Maintenance

 
Type
Business
 
Category
 
Incentive
Various incentives available
  • Building Controls/Energy Mgmt.
  • Compressors and Steam Traps
  • Manufacturing Process Improvements

Improve your facility’s electrical and thermal efficiency through operational changes and repairs rather than capital investments.

Additional Details

Energy efficiency is a proven way to reduce the cost of doing business. Hundreds of Connecticut businesses have reduced costs through operations and maintenance improvements in their facilities, and you can too. Besides improving your bottom line, you’ll be taking action to determine your energy future.

Improve your facility’s electrical and thermal efficiency through operational changes and repairs rather than capital investments. You'll realize lasting benefits that improve your operation’s overall performance and develop long-term, sustainable energy management strategies.

Financial and technical assistance through the program helps you make smart energy decisions and take advantage of advanced operation and maintenance practices and technology.

Incentives will help get your project completed the right way, the first time. The energy-saving benefits will continue year after year.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information. 

Steps to Take Smart Energy Action

Step 1 -

Utility energy experts work with your design professional, contractor or facilities group to identify opportunities for operations and maintenance improvements at your facility. Based on the findings, we review your proposal and help you assure the savings proposed from those changes.

Please contact your utility below to get started:

Eversource     UI    CNG    SCG

Step 2 -

Operation and Maintenance Energy efficiency measures may be eligible for incentives to offset a portion of the installed project cost. When appropriate, we may provide training and outreach to help your in-house personnel maintain the energy-efficient improvements over time. Find details of the current incentive structure on your utility’s website.

Step 3 -

Utility representatives provide the general and technical support necessary – as determined by the size and complexity of the project – to prepare an agreement for signature before you implement your O&M measures. This agreement details all energy-efficient measures, estimated energy savings and the proposed incentive amounts.

Step 4 -

After the project is completed and the measures are inspected and verified, you will receive your incentive payment.

Each facility is unique, but examples of common energy-saving O&M measures include:

  • Improvements to compressed air systems, such as repairing leaks or installing solenoid valves that automatically shut off air supply to machines when they are not running
  • Rewiring of lighting circuits for more efficient control
  • Maintenance of the facility’s energy management system including reprogramming and replacing defective sensors, relays and actuators
  • Repairs or replacement of defective steam traps

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

All commercial, industrial or municipal customers of any size.

Customers who need to identify energy inefficiencies and opportunities with their HVAC and industrial production systems may participate.

This program is not intended for normal preventive maintenance and repetitive procedures or to subsidize major equipment purchases.

Eversource and UI customers on a commercial or industrial rate can participate in electric energy efficiency measures. CNG, SCG or Eversource customers on a firm commercial or industrial rate can participate in natural gas energy-saving measures.

Starting the process is easy. Call 877-WISE-USE or click the link to your utility below:

Eversource     UI     CNG     SCG

If you are a Connecticut business and are not served by one of the utilities listed above, please visit your utility’s website to see what energy efficiency programs are available to you. Please click here for information on how to contact your municipal utility.

 

Business Sustainability Commitment

 
Type
Business
 
Category
  • Carbon Footprint/Waste Stream Analyses
  • Energy Assessment (Audit)
  • Manufacturing Process Improvements
  • Sustainability
  • Training

Tackle common business issues like utility costs, waste, and employee engagement in the context of sustainability and energy efficiency. Become competitive and resilient by following recommended action steps that are accessible, achievable, and profitable.

Additional Details

Engaging in the Business Sustainability Challenge is an important step towards your organization's transformation to continued efficiency and sustainability. Training and education provide opportunities to improve your strategic energy management practices and investments while meeting your long-term economic, environmental and social sustainability objectives.

As a participating business, you will set conservation goals and receive information and tools to identify opportunities to better manage your energy use, water use, supply chain, waste streams and transportation.

We help you realize sustained benefits through:

  • Training and sustainability education
  • Continuous operational improvement
  • Strategy development
  • Systemic behavioral change

Developing a strategy to address these opportunities helps to reduce energy costs, lower your environmental impact and increase productivity and competitiveness. These benefits improve your organization’s social, environmental and economic performance, leading to greater value for stakeholders, employees and customers.

We offer incentives and education to empower your business, to improve its triple bottom line and to enhance its standing as a good corporate citizen.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information. 

Steps to Take Smart Energy Action

Step 1 -

Getting started is easy. Just contact your utility account executive or call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873).

To find your account executive, click the link to your utility below:

Eversource     UI

Step 2

We will work with you to create a plan, develop a timeline and implement your new strategy. Depending on your needs, the program may incorporate other energy efficiency programs, as well as external programs and tools.

The process follows these steps, borrowed from ENERGY STAR®:

  • Make a commitment
  • Assess performance and set goals
  • Create a plan
  • Implement the plan
  • Evaluate the plan’s progress
  • Recognize achievements
  • Reassess the process

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information. 

All commercial, industrial and municipal customers of Eversource and UI can participate. For natural gas measures, the company must be a firm customer of CNG, SCG or Eversource.

Starting the process is easy. Just contact your utility account executive or call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873).

Click the link to your utility below:

Eversource       UI 

If you are a Connecticut business and are not served by one of the utilities listed above, please visit your utility’s website to see what energy efficiency programs are available to you. Please click here for information on how to contact your municipal utility.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information. 

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