utility billing Articles

  • An Introduction to Weather Normalization of Utility Bills

    UTILITY BILL TRACKING: THE REPORT CARD FOR ALTERNATIVE ENERGY CONTRACTORS More and more, alternative energy contractors want to prove to customers the savings they expect. Customers often want to know that they have saved the energy and costs they were originally promised. From the customers’ viewpoint, the simplest and most understandable proof of energy savings comes from a simple comparison ...


    By Abraxas Energy Consulting

  • Solar System In California To Make A Significant Difference In Utility Bills

    One must be pleased to know that it is possible to utilize the strength of the sun rays to generate electricity for domestic use through solar panel systems. Especially in a world wherein climate issues are rising due to usage of harmful energy sources, it becomes vital to go green with California solar systems offered by some of the best solar panel companies. In fact, the government also ...


    By Solarpanelsxpert

  • Special Report: Water Resources Bill Draws Interest From Cities, Utilities, Industries

    The forces driving the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (H.R. 3080) can be seen in the large array of cities, counties, utilities and industries hoping to see the bill become law. At least 496 nonprofit organizations, companies, state and local governments and other entities have disclosed ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Case study - Spindle utilities module

    Business Situation The existing method of tracking utility usage at these industrial laundries was highly manual, unreliable, and time consuming. Total utility consumption from bills was entered into large spreadsheets and analyzed over periods that were often 3 months or more in arrears. The report merely told managers what they already knew—they had overspent on natural gas; ...


    By Dober Chemical Corp

  • Wisconsin web offset adds two presses, controls emissions with new oxidizer, cuts utility bills.

    Wisconsin Web Offset, LLC (WWO) located in Brookfield, WI is an experienced heat-set and cold web commercial printer. WWO prints retail advertising inserts, catalogs, newspapers and magazines for customers in the Midwest and throughout the country. To handle a steadily increasing business volume, the company added two new printing presses in 2003. While expanding their printing capabilities,WWO ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Case study : One of the world’s largest auto manufacturers deploys software to streamline utility bill management

    The Customer General Motors, commonly known as GM, is a multi-national corporation that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services. For 77 consecutive years, from 1931 to 2007, the Company led the global vehicle sales market, and today, General Motors remains one of the world’s largest automakers. ...


    By EnerNOC, Inc.

  • Electric Utility - Case Study

    Client Background Typical Electric Utility is a multinational leader in electric and natural gas services, energy trading, energy marketing, telecommunications, and other energy-related services. Business Issues Typical Electric Utility Environmental Services wanted to architect and implement a comprehensive environmental compliance management solution to track ...


    By VisionMonitor Software, LLC

  • Business Intelligence for utilities: Five planning strategies

    Guest Blogger, Energy Efficiency Markets Business Intelligence is not a new concept to utilities, as the analysis of data is as entrenched in every utility as the concept of providing safe, reliable and affordable power. However, the unique challenge facing utilities today is that there is exponentially more data, from more ...

  • Regulatory Update for Electric Utilities in 2011

    A1.1 Air Quality Regulatory Challenges for Power Generators in 2011 John Kinsman, Senior Director Environment, Edison Electric Institute This presentation will address air quality legislative and regulatory challenges for electric power generators in 2011, focusing upon NAAQS, ...

  • Case study - Spindle direct labor & utilities module

    Business Situation Employee production numbers were being manually collected by supervisors. Data was often incomplete, inaccurate, and not available until one to two days later. In addition, the process took a lot of time to collect and compile and was often challenged by employees as influenced by favoritism. Utilities were also collected manually using bills. ...


    By Dober Chemical Corp

  • Non-Revenue Water – A Growing Issue for Water Utilities

    Each day, billions of gallons of water are lost worldwide to various factors, including leaks, water main failures, theft and metering inaccuracies. Not only does this represent the waste of a precious resource that many people do not have reliable access to, it also represents a massive amount of lost revenue for the utilities that provide water services. In developed nations, ...

  • MEGTEC innovation cuts flexible packaging manufacturer’s energy bills by $10,000 a month

    Saving money on its energy bills turned out to be a lot of hot air for flexible packaging innovator Shields Bag & Printing. As a custom blown film extruder, Shields Bag extrudes, prints and converts film for flexible packaging products used in a wide range of industries. The company produces more than 100 lines of products that are shipped to clients all over the world, from produce bags to ...


    By Dürr Megtec LLC

  • City of Billings: Complex Floodplain Issues - Case Study

    In 1937, a major flood of Yellowstone River tributaries devastated Billings, Montana. Despite the vulnerability of the community that this event revealed, the floodplain was not accurately delineated for decades. The reason for this delay in mapping was due to two factors: 1) lack of available funding and 2) exceedingly complex flow patterns in the developed floodplain. Recently, however, a ...


    By Innovyze

  • New Treatment Technology Targets TOC/DOC Removal at Florida Utility

    Turn on any tap in Palm Springs, FL, and you will get crystal clear water. It has no odor, no metallic taste and compares favorably with most bottled waters. The residents are, quite naturally, very happy with it. Getting clean, refreshing water in Palm Springs was not an easy task. The ground water supply in South Florida typically contains large amounts of total organic carbon (TOC) in the ...


    By Orica Australia Pty Ltd

  • Calculation of the carbon footprint of united utilities’ sludge balanced asset programme

    Total dry solids:~ 52,000 TDSA Existing scenario (liming) Raw sludge incineration plant Advanced digestion with incineration using existing assets (SBAP) Long long story, not enough ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • City utilizes leading edge controls for water filtration operation case studies

    Background “Where the Prairie Meets the Pines.” This is the city slogan for Fosston, Minnesota. It instantly conjures images of a tranquil, natural rolling landscape for this northwest Minnesota town of 1500 residents. Surrounded by farmland and with two wildlife refuges nearby, picturesque scenery abounds. It is here that computer and PLC technology have been optimized. This ...


    By Filtronics, Incorporated

  • Advantages of flexible flow measurement in sub-metering of natural gas

    The ability to measure gas flow more accurately with sub-metering based on a new technology, can result in substantial savings. Natural Gas: An Abundant Resource Unlike oil, natural gas exists in abundance in the United States. Of the natural gas consumed in the United States in 2011, 95% was produced domestically. The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects U.S. ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Sub-metering of natural gas-flexible flow measurement delivers improved accuracy and substantial savings

    Introduction Unlike oil, natural gas exists in abundance in the United States. Of the natural gas consumed in the United States in 2011,95% was produced domestically. The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects U.S. natural gas production to increase from 23.0 trillion cubic feet in 2011 to 33.1 trillion cubic feet in 2040, a 44% increase. Almost all of this increase in ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Smart Water Metering Market in Asia Pacific to surpass US$ 300Mn by 2024

    The Smart Water Metering Market in Asia Pacific Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $85 million to over $300 million by 2024; as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc. Invariable need to limit consumptions levels, dictated by a host of national policies ...


    By Global Market Insights, Inc.

  • Applying incentives to increase revenue water in urban systems

    The study utilises cross-sectional data from utilities of the National Water and Sewerage Corporation of Uganda to test application of extrinsic incentive theory on non-revenue water (NRW) reduction. Applying a multiple regression model, we find that the effect of level of incentive payments on revenue water (billing efficiency) depends on the amounts of staff inputs, service coverage and water ...


    By IWA Publishing

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