Recently, SM Engineering had the opportunity to help a fertilizer manufacturing company save 10 percent on its electricity bills. Here’s a look at how we did it.

The Client: A Manufacturer Seeks Utility Savings

South Carolina-based manufacturing company Everris creates fertilizer products for the agricultural industry. When we got the call, Everris had just been bought by ICL Specialty Fertilizers. The new owner wanted to see if there was an opportunity to save money on utilities at their newly acquired South Carolina facility.

The Challenge: A Utility Bill Audit

SM Engineering’s utility savings experts got to work scrutinizing Everris’s recent utility bills. We compared the facility’s estimated energy use to their actual use under their current 009 rate plan. Then, we took a look at the other rate plans their utility company offers.

The Result: 10 Percent Utility Bill Savings

After our extensive investigation, we determined that Everris could save considerably on their monthly electricity bill by switching to a different rate plan. The utility company’s 21 rate plan would save the fertilizer manufacturer 7 percent a month, while the 20 rate plan would save 10 percent.

We negotiated with the utility company to change Everris’s rate plan to rate 20. Now, the company is poised to save $1,000 or more a month on its electricity bill.
Here’s what new owner ICL Specialty Fertilizers had to say about their experience working with us:

“Working with SM Engineering has been nothing short of positive. They are an extremely professional organization who is courteous, timely, and organized. SM Engineering provided a great service to [ICL] and [we] fully endorse their services.”

Wondering if you’re paying too much for utilities? Contact SM Engineering for a no-obligation utility bill audit today.

Satya Garg graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1968 with an MS in Mechanical Engineering. He is a registered Professional Mechanical and Electrical Engineer in Minnesota. Prior to starting SM Engineering in 1982, Mr. Garg was Manager of Engineering for Planmark, a subsidiary of Super Valu Stores. After graduating from University of Minnesota, Mr. Garg started his career with “Michand Cooley, Hallberg, Erickson & Associates”, one of the most reputed consulting company in Minnesota. He had the opportunity to work with Robert Michand on many interesting projects such as Target stores, conceptual design of mechanical systems for IDS center and troubleshooting HVAC systems at IDS tower. Find him on Google+