We know that electric costs can be a significant part of your business’s operating budget. Community-owned utilities like us tend to have lower electric rates than nearby investor-owned utilities. Simply put, doing business here – in a public power community – just makes sense.
Through our membership in WPPI Energy, Columbus Utilities provides reliable, reasonably priced power and innovative energy services to meet your business needs. With our team of energy experts and account management professionals we can help by providing the following:
Operating cost estimates and energy cost comparisons
Being served by a nonprofit, community-owned utility helps keep operating costs as low as possible over the long term. We can demonstrate this “public power advantage” with operating cost estimates and energy cost comparisons based on your production forecasts. We can also work with you to identify innovative ways to use energy more efficiently and help you determine potential cost savings so you can assess the impact on your bottom line.
Power quality services
With assistance from WPPI Energy’s energy experts, we’ll use advanced technology to identify electrical problems in a facility and achieve a high level of power quality. We’ll collect and analyze the data to help you evaluate power quality solutions and improve the performance of your operations.
New construction technical assistance
To help make your new construction project as energy efficient as possible, we can provide design-phase technical assistance to help you acquire energy savings and demand reduction in new buildings, additions or major renovations.
Energy conservation financing
We can assist with up-front costs of energy efficiency projects at your facility by providing grants for feasibility studies as well as incentives to support your conservation efforts. We can also direct you to applicable financing options.
Renewable energy options
Through our Green Power for Business program, you can harness the marketing power of green energy and reduce your business’s environmental impact by purchasing blocks of power generated from renewable resources such as wind, hydroelectric and biogas. We also offer grants and incentives for the use of wind power, microturbines, fuel cells, co-generation and other renewable energy technologies at your own facility.
To learn more about how our programs for business and industry can be customized to meet your unique needs, contact our Energy Services Advisor, Anna Stieve, at 608-825-1758.