Natural Gas Storage Report Withdrawal Season Week 5 (Week Ending December 1, 2017)

In a bearish move, the EIA reported a 2 Bcf net injection for the fifth week of withdrawal season, which was notably off the mark of the market expectation of a 7 Bcf withdrawal. This injection also pales in comparison to last year’s withdrawal of 43 Bcf and the five-year average of 69 Bcf taken out of storage. Taking into account the tricky schedule of Thanksgiving/Black Friday and an unseasonably warm week,…

Maximize Your Efficiency (UEC’s Own Managing Director In His Monthly Column In Total Food Services Magazine)

While new infrastructure is sometimes expensive like natural gas fired stand-alone boilers, or alternate generation sources.  Efficiency doesn’t always require a major financial outlay. While expensive upgrades are sometimes a necessity, smart inexpensive upgrades can really make a difference on your total energy over-head.  United Energy Consultants has compiled a Spring Shopping List for you that can have a dramatic impact on your bottom-line. Energy-efficient light bulbs. White paper studies…

New Jersey’s New Governor Campaigned On A Robust Clean Energy Plan. Let’s Get Started.

The election of Phil Murphy as New Jersey’s next governor represents an opportunity for the state to adopt technologies that will make our electric grid more efficient and permit the integration of large amounts of renewable energy, as well as provide customers with the ability to better manage their energy use and save money. The Governor-elect’s agenda includes a robust clean energy plan, including goals to power 1.5 million homes with…

Green and Sustainable Strategies (UEC’s Own Managing Director In His Monthly Column In Total Food Services Magazine)

Saving energy is one of the most important goals for facilities, communities, or organizations today. There are a number of systems that can be used to address this issue. One of the best tools to use is Energy Management Software. Energy Management Software (EMS) provides tools for reducing energy costs and consumption for buildings or communities. This requires significant initial investment. However, once implemented, the savings brought by energy management…

UEC’s Energy-Saving Strategies this Summer (UEC’s Own Managing Director In His Monthly Column In Total Food Services Magazine)

We at United Energy Consultants wanted to put together a simple list for business owners to be more efficient with their energy usage. by Peter Kaplan Demand management is an important part of bringing down your overall pricing profile. With effective demand management businesses can reduce their overall consumption and energy spend by as much as 10%. Also a reduction in our energy usage will have a direct positive impact on the environment.…

Updating Your Restaurant’s Energy Strategy For The Colder Months With UEC (UEC’s Own Managing Director In His Monthly Column In Total Food Services Magazine)

It is always important to plan ahead whether you are a home owner or business owner. With the summer coming to an end, and the sun and fun behind us we must look ahead. In the energy world looking ahead means preparing a season or two in advance for the weather patterns that Mother Nature may bring us.  The fall and winter’s weather patterns of late, have been getting more…

It’s Time To Take A Fresh Look At How Deregulation and UEC Can Save Your Restaurant Money On Energy Costs (UEC’s Own Managing Director In His Monthly Column In Total Food Services Magazine)

Whether you look at the glass as “half empty” or half full” as business owners we are always looking to make our business model more efficient.  I am always asked, “What is the low hanging fruit in your market?” and “How can we save money?” In past articles we have tried to share with you some of the low hanging fruit in regards to bringing our electric and natural gas usage…

Natural Gas Storage Report Withdrawal Season Week 2 (Week Ending November 10, 2017)

Despite earlier projections, Withdrawal Season didn’t take long to live up to its name. Today, the EIA reported the first net storage outflow since March of this year, totaling 18 Bcf. This was slightly greater than the market expectation of 14 Bcf, and a reversal from the previous year’s 30 Bcf build. Both last week’s lean build and this week’s draw all but confirm the colder weather models released two…

Metro NYC Hotel Operators Have Unique Energy Challenges Solutions With UEC (UEC’s Own Managing Director In His Monthly Column In Total Food Services Magazine)

At United Energy Consultants (UEC), we wanted to give hoteliers and hotel managers some tips on how to cut your energy bills specific to your industry. Implementing simple and inexpensive eco measures will not only prove beneficial to your overhead and pocket book, but also increase levels of staff and customer comfort. Our goal is to demonstrate the hotel management community finds with a unique opportunity and responsibility. Today’s hotel…