BP Solar plant lower electricity costs and cuts emissions

RP news wires, Noria Corporation
Tags: energy management

The country's leading manufacturer of solar panels to generate electricity has cut its greenhouse gas emissions and electricity costs through use of energy saving technologies engineered and manufactured by Energy Automation Systems Inc. (EASI)


"EASI's equipment has a direct effect on our environmental impact by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases," said Jeffrey Brelsford, North American customer service manager of BP Solar International.


"BP is making an environmental contribution through the manufacture of our solar panels, the reliability of which is the best in the industry and essential to delivering the lowest lifetime costs to our customers. We're also having a positive environmental impact through the reduction of energy usage using EASI technologies. The lower a facility's electricity usage, the less greenhouse gases of any type they create."


Brelsford said that his facility's energy bills fell 8 percent after EASI technologies were installed.


Nashville, Tenn.-based EASI's energy-reducing equipment was installed in BP Solar International's more than 100,000 square-foot Frederick, Md., facility in 2006 and 2007. More than 500 people are employed in the facility, which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


"We began calculating the greenhouse gas reductions for our customers in 2008," said Joe Merlo, EASI chief executive officer. "The formula involves determining the types of fuel used to power their operations and calculating both the cost savings in kilowatt hours and the greenhouse gas reductions based on those lower numbers."

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