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Electricity Prices Could Increase by 70 to 80%

Five days ago, an Obama administration official was reported to say that the new clean coal rules could increase electricity prices by as much as 80 percent. News outlets cited Dr. Julio Friedmann, the deputy assistant secretary for clean coal at the Department of Energy, saying that the first generation of carbon capture and storage technology would increase wholesale electricity prices by “70 or 80 percent.” Now more than ever, manufacturers must pursue PROVEN methods to reduce energy consumption and costs. WPS Global’s energy management system has proven itself time and time again with installations coast to coast. Take the first step to seeing how much your organization can save, before costs go up. Contact WPS...
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Untap a New Revenue Source

Your energy costs are increasing and you’re looking for every opportunity to reduce those costs. In this brief presentation, you’ll be introduced to WPS Global’s energy reduction solution and you’ll learn why so many of your peers in this industry have adopted a customized energy management solution from WPS Global. You’ll get an insider perspective on how your facilities can plug into a new energy saving strategy that will truly impact your bottom line. VIEW PRESENTATION For a one-on-one presentation, please contact WPS...

Sustainability in the US Corrugated Industry

What strides are American corrugated industry businesses making to reduce their Carbon Footprint? While sustainability leaders such as RockTenn are experiencing some progress — it reported a 4 percent reduced energy use in 2010-11 — by implementing several changes across multiple operations, WPS Global customers are seeing better results by implementing one custom-developed solution within each plant. The WPS Global installation requires zero effort or employee resources on the customer’s part and shows positive results after just one month after installation. And, WPS Global guarantees its system will reduce the facility’s energy usage by 10 percent and produce enduring electrical savings for up to 15 years. Read on to find out how much progress the U.S. corrugated industry is making toward sustainability and what you can do to make better progress and a faster return on your investment. —————————————————————————— According to FEFCO (European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers), the European corrugated sector has decreased the Carbon Footprint by 4.8 percent between 2009 and 2011. This is on top of a reduction by 11.7 percent between 2006 and 2008. The organization attributes the reduction mainly due to a considerable drop in electricity usage by kraftliner producers. Here in the United States, The Responsible Package initiative says the forest products industry has made great strides in reducing its carbon footprint. Between 2000 and 2006, the industry collectively reduced its greenhouse gas intensity by 14 percent. The Responsible Package initiative is an industry-wide effort to promote the versatile and sustainable packaging solutions provided by paper-based packaging. The group reports that in the U.S., the carbon sequestered by forests and products each year is enough to...

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...

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...