What can one say about the customer who started it all for us? The University of Utah ("the U") was founded in 1850 and is nestled in the foothills of Utah's beautiful Wasatch mountains. Chris Atkins, Summa's founder, was working at the U as a certified energy manager in 2000 when an effort was underway to start metering energy consumption.
Summa Energy Solutions recently wrapped up the final construction phase of a complete design/build of an energy information system at the Salt Lake Community College. The system includes 139 meters in 20 buildings across three different campuses in Salt Lake City, Utah.
We recently finished Programming and Commissioning the fourth phase of Dixie State Universities metering infrastructure. Summa Energy Solutions has been involved with DSU since the of the first phase went out to bid. We were first introduced to DSU through a mutual partner of Summa's when we had heard that DSU was interested in having their metering projects designed. For the first phase they had tried to use their traditional means of design and engineering but quickly found out about some of the issues that arise.
In my last post, I discussed the difference between kWh (total consumption) and kW (demand). In this post, I will cover some common-sense measures you can take to keep your demand charges as low as possible.
Last week we had the opportunity to do our first job with the United States Coast Guard in Clearwater Florida.