As companies scrutinize their energy use, the conversation often focuses on the cost of power, without considering other significant energy variables that could create unforeseen costs and risks, such as:
- Reliability: Can the system maintain the needed uptime? This is particularly important to data centers and other mission-critical activities.
- Capacity: Does the utility presently have the ability to supply the amount of energy required? If not, will there be time to plan and build out the necessary infrastructure?
- Costs: Beyond the standard metric - average cost per kilowatt hour – are a host of other expenses. How much will it cost to install the infrastructure needed to get power to a site? What will be required to provide duplicate service? What would be the expense to ensure adequate reserved capacity (for unusual load profiles or expansion requirements)?
Through our Sugarloaf Associates energy services affiliate, BLS & Co. offers a broad spectrum of energy procurement and assessment services that can be integrated into any phase of a corporate relocation or expansion project. Our team has over 100 years of combined experience in the utility industry, giving us a deep understanding of utility issues, methods, technologies, infrastructure and costs.