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How Will YOU Cut Energy Costs in 2013?

There are more than 20 corrugated, paperboard and packaging facilities all over the U.S. that cut their electrical usage by 10 to 20 percent or more in 2012, adding up to millions of dollars in bottom line savings, thanks to a customized solution installed by WPS Global Inc. Let’s take a look at two energy-cutting trends your corrugated/sheet plant should be pursuing in 2013. How Will YOU Cut Energy Costs in 2013? Among Inc. Magazine’s “9 Ways to Cut Energy Costs” is to Take Advantage of Tax Credits. The online publication explains that the federal stimulus package created and extended tax incentives for green initiatives, such as a 30 percent investment tax credit for renewable-energy systems. It suggests you don’t miss out on other reprieves from sources besides the federal government. For a list of state offerings, see the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency,dsireusa.org. The site also features information about rebates for installing renewable-energy and energy-efficient systems. You may recall a recent success story from WPS Global customer Northern Sheets. To help offset the cost of installing the energy reduction system WPS Global had prepared for its facility, Northern Sheets researched the incentives available to it from the State of California. The company learned of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s (SMUD) rebates and incentives to encourage area businesses to invest in energy efficiency. The rebate helped Northern Sheets cover the costs of the installation of a customized energy management solution from WPS Global, which in turn has already cut the facility’s energy costs by 15%. Read more… Dirty Electricity is the Culprit Rising energy costs are forcing...

Your Plant's New Year's Resolutions

Are these New Year’s Resolutions on your Corrugated/Sheet Feeder Plant’s List? Most corrugated, paperboard and packaging businesses will charge its management teams with one or more of these goals this year: 1. Reduce energy usage and costs 2. Protect equipment against electrical surges 3. Minimize impact on the environment WPS Global Inc., an energy management organization, has helped dozens of industry leaders achieve and exceed these goals with a proprietary supply-side energy reduction system. The company’s founder and president, Bill Behrmann, presented the solution, its benefits, how it works and concrete examples of the system in action to TAPPI’s Corrugated Board Technical Service Committee (CORBOTEC). You can view the presentation online to discover the many benefits to implementing WPS Global’s proactive energy saving strategy: Your ROI is guaranteed The results are trackable The results are long-term Your energy costs are significantly reduced Your impact on the environment is reduced Your equipment is protected from electrical surges A one-on-one consultation with WPS Global is the first step your business needs to take to make achieving your New Year’s Resolutions a possibility. Contact us...

REBATE PLUS 10% GUARANTEE? Here’s the incentive you’ve been waiting for.

So, your entire organization can agree that YES, it needs to reduce energy costs, and YES, it needs to obtain cleaner electricity with fewer spikes and surges for surge protection, and YES, reducing your facility’s footprint on the environment is part of your plan as well. Finally, YES, you’ve heard about WPS Global’s customized energy-saving solutions in other corrugated and paperboard plants, but you just haven’t been compelled to take the next step. YET ANOTHER INCENTIVE WPS Global Inc.’s energy management solution already offers an enticing guarantee: a 10% reduction in energy usage. For most customers, this means a return on their investment can be predicted and is within the near future. Recently, Northern Sheets, McClellan, CA, a Schwarz Group managed facility, discovered an additional incentive to installing a WPS kilowatt reducing solution. To help offset the cost of installing the system WPS Global had prepared for its facility, Northern Sheets researched the incentives available to it from the State of California. The company learned of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s (SMUD) rebates and incentives to encourage area businesses to invest in energy efficiency. ). The rebate helped Northern Sheets cover the costs of the installation of a customized energy management solution from WPS Global, which in turn has already cut the facility’s energy costs by 15%. WAS THE PROCESS OF APPLYING FOR THE REBATE DIFFICULT? According to Guy DeYoung, general manager, Northern Sheets, the answer is “no.” To apply for a rebate, Northern Sheets prepared a project proposal and submitted it through the agency that manages the funds for Sacramento County. “The process was not difficult. We simply had to...

CUTTING KILOWATTS EARNS REBATE FOR NORTHERN SHEETS

If you’re a corrugated, paperboard, packaging or converting business running large equipment and using large amounts of energy, you won’t want to miss Paper Film & Foil Converter’s latest online issue. They’ve published another great example of the “out of the box” thinking that’s coming from the corrugated marketplace. The PFFC story explains how Northern Sheets (CA) recently found a way to financially support its energy management goals with a government rebate through the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). The rebate helped Northern Sheets cover the costs of the installation of a customized energy management solution from WPS Global, which in turn has already cut the facility’s energy costs by 15%. In the article, you’ll learn more about Northern Sheets’ goals and expectations and how they won the rebate incentive. Find out how your facility could be slashing your energy costs, reducing your greenhouse emissions and protecting your equipment from costly surges and lightning strikes. Contact WPS Global...

What is supply side energy management and why should I care about it?

Reducing your company’s supply-side KWH usage will quickly translate to significant and enduring electrical savings for up to 15 years. Plus, you’ll greatly reduce greenhouse emissions. We’ve asked Bill Behrman, WPS Global’s senior system designer, to answer your questions about supply side KWH reduction: 1. What is supply side energy management?   Reducing kwh consumption without changing your equipment or processes. 2. How does supply side kwh reduction combined with high efficiency equipment create maximum results?   Equipment uses the least amount of electricity possible. 3. What kind of business can benefit most from this type of energy management? Everyone can benefit, but high consumers of energy obviously save the most. 4. What cost and resources do we need to put into an energy-reducing system?  Cost related to the equipment and installation is specific to the facility, while resources are nill. 5. What kind of results can we expect?   High yielding, long term results of 10 plus years. 6. How soon? Immediately. 7. How long will we see results? Our systems are built to last a minimum of 15 years. 8. How has the system performed for other businesses in this industry?   It has exceeded our original expectations, due in part from the proprietary techniques we have developed. Our customers aren’t shy about sharing their success stories about their WPS Global insallations. 9. How will this affect our sustainability goals? Greatly reducing your electrical consumption along with improving our environment, our system will out perform and outlast anything on the market directly related to supply side reduction. 10. How can a corrugated, paperboard or packaging company learn more about an energy management solution that’s...

Energy Reduction Means Much More than Saving Money

According to ABB, one of the world’s leading engineering companies, the “business case” for energy efficiency is fairly straightforward: using less energy means paying less for energy. But a simple cost-benefit analysis might overlook some very important benefits that efficiency brings. At this point, there is little doubt that regulation of carbon dioxide is coming, with the power sector as a primary target, states a report published by ABB. While there are technologies both available and in development to mitigate CO2 emissions from power plants, the fact remains that the easiest ton of CO2 to remove from the atmosphere is the one that is not emitted in the first place. Greater energy efficiency in the T&D system means lower emissions in generation to deliver the same amount of consumed energy. WPS Global Inc.’s supply-side energy management solutions are motivated both from a cost and sustainability perspective. By optimizing and reducing KWH usage, WPS Global helps businesses in the corrugated, sheet feeder and packaging industries improve energy efficiency and offset increasing energy costs. The net results prove a win-win for everyone – including the environment. Reducing fixed costs gives these businesses a competitive edge, and showcases their ingenuity; plus our customized solutions are deliberately designed to meet their environmental and energy sustainability objectives. For more information about a customized energy audit, contact Bill Behrmann at 888-803-2903 or...

Petfood Industry magazine reports on WPS Global's energy management solution

Petfood Industry magazine reported on WPS Global Inc.’s supply-side KWH consumption reduction solution in response to the announcement that Bancroft Bag, Inc., West Monroe, LA, made a proactive investment into reducing its supply-side KWH (kilowatt) consumption. Bancroft Bag, a manufacturer of paper bags for pet food, partnered with WPS Global Inc. (www.WPSGlobalInc.com) to install a customized energy reduction system in its 348,000 square foot facility. “We expect this decision will produce a significant drop in our power usage, monthly electricity bills and in downtime and expenses associated with power surge damage,” explained David Sheppert, project manager, Bancroft Bag. GET THE FACTS and read the whole...

$$$ SAVINGS GUARANTEED — WHETHER YOUR PLANT OPERATES NEW OR OLD EQUIPMENT

Bill Behrmann says WPS Global can save a corrugated or paperboard plant money, even if it has newer equipment. “You would think with newer machinery you wouldn’t see much of a saving, but it is susceptible to power fluctuations. We can save everybody money.” As energy costs increase, corrugator plants are looking for every opportunity to reduce usage. One solution that several companies have embraced is from WPS Global Inc., an energy management organization. The proprietary technology ensures that the equipment in the corrugator plants is not using more power than it needs. WPS Global’s system conditions the power inside the facility, feeding the equipment the electricity it needs, and not allowing it to draw any more than what it is expected to draw. Behrmann,WPS Global president, explains: “Part of the process is the tracking. If the tracking isn’t correct then you don’t see the full benefit of the system. We’ve never not went in and saved the company money. We’ve learned in the past that if we don’t do our end of it, if tracking isn’t correct we’re not showing the customer exactly what we’re saving them.” There is no maintenance required and the solution does not affect the performance of machines. It enhances them. It protects them from dirty electricity which is not a consistent supply of power. 10% REDUCTION GUARANTEE an insurance policy for saving After WPS Global conducts a comprehensive energy audit, presents a detailed plan and implements your customized supply-side energysaving solution, within weeks you’ll see a reduction in your energy usage and costs. In fact, WPS Global offers a 10 percent reduction guarantee. Combined with its...

SHEET FEEDERS PLUG INTO ENERGY SAVING STRATEGY

Written by Jackie Schultz, Corrugated Today Corrugated plants are adopting a new proprietary technology to reduce their kilowatt consumption and protect their equipment. As energy costs increase, corrugator plants are looking for every opportunity to reduce usage. One solution that several companies have embraced is from WPS Global Inc., an energy management organization. The proprietary technology ensures that the equipment in the corrugator plants is not using more power than it needs. “We are conditioning the power inside the facility, feeding the equipment the electricity it needs, and we’re not allowing it to draw any more than what it is expected to draw,” explains Bill Behrmann,WPS Global President. Each solution is customized, depending on the plant’s electricity usage, type of equipment and layout. Find out how the process works and the impact it has on sheet feeder operations, energy costs, and sustainability goals. WPS Global Inc. is an energy management organization serving corrugated, paperboard and packaging businesses. For more information, contact Bill Behrmann at 888-803-2903 or sales@wpsglobal.net, or visit...

Trend Watch 2012: Supply-side Energy Consumption

You may have noticed some of the leading industry trade publications are more frequently covering the issue of supply-side energy management. Here at WPS Global, we’re working diligently to partner with these editors to provide the facts and behind-the-scenes insights they need to provide their readers with forward-thinking ideas on the topic. For example, we’re sharing our success stories about the direct relationship between supply-side KWH reduction to significant cost savings – thousands of dollars a month; hundreds of thousands of dollars over the system’s lifetime – and outstanding reductions in carbon dioxide emissions – by the tons. All of the businesses in these stories have one thing in common: they feel they’re ahead of the curve when it comes to supply-side KWH reduction … and it is the trend to plan ahead for in 2012. Here are just a few of the statements WPS Global customers have made about the supply-side KWH reduction solution from WPS Global: “We’ve witnessed first-hand how WPS Global’s systems quickly translate to significant and enduring electrical savings. We can look forward to a return on our investment and incremental savings for at least 15 years.” “WPS Global’s 10 percent savings guarantee, made it a very low risk investment.” “With WPS Global’s system, we’re proactively dealing with this problem by redirecting damaging surges away from our equipment.” “We expect the cut in energy costs will result in a 20 percent reduction in electrical usage.” “WPS Global’s system meets our sustainability needs and we believe it will pay for itself in energy savings.”  “A facility can literally save thousands of dollars every year, get a return...