Understanding Electricity Rates to Maximize Energy Savings

Aug 15 2013 - Aug 16 2013

* Originally scheduled for June 27-28, rescheduled for August 15-16


Electric utility rate structures are complex, jargon-filled documents that vary from utility to utility. The cost of electricity is determined by the interaction between a facility’s consumption pattern and the billing rate structure, and often efficiency improvements, smart grid efforts, or on-site generation projects have the potential to produce savings in more complex ways than simply reducing the number of kWh purchased.

Understanding how rate schedules for purchasing and selling electricity function allows a facility to maximize its savings from energy efficiency, smart grid, or on-site generation projects. Participants in this workshop will have a working knowledge of how to consider the impacts of electricity rate schedules – for both purchasing and selling electricity – on the operating cost of a facility and have insight into how facility design and operation interact with rate schedules.

Cost: $375
Students in UNC system cost: $300
Location: *last minute room change-due to freshman move in and parking issues on campus* This workshop will be held at 400 University Hall Drive, Boone, NC - Click here for directions. Plenty of parking is available directly in front of the building.
Time: August 15 8:30-5:00 (includes lunch), August 16 8:30-12:30

Continuing Education Credits Offered: 12 LU|HSW, 12 PDH
All attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion


Jason Hoyle


Energy Center Workshop Series

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Dr. Michael Ramey, Interim Director
828-262-6553 (fax)

401 Academy Street
226 IG Greer Hall
ASU Box 32131
Boone, NC 28608


Workshops Contact

Janet Miller
Workshop Coordinator
Appalachian Energy Center
Appalachian State University

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