NuEnergen, an SJE Group investment, has helped the Javits Convention Center in New York save more than USD$1.7M in energy cost savings.
The Javits Center is tied into an aging electrical grid, and it is imperative that every electrical customer reduces consumption during days where there is high electrical demand. Days of high demand are often during the summer cooling degree days when many consumers are using air conditioning. When the grid is under duress, it triggers a demand response event - a voluntary reduction of energy for which users are compensated for kWh reduced below their pre-determined enrolment goal. As a large facility, a minor reduction in consumption can have a major impact on grid power demand and lead to additional cost savings.
The Javits Center is enrolled in the New York Independent Systems Operator Program, the Con Edison Commercial Systems Release Program and the Distribution Load Relief Program. Careful analysis of enrollment levels for all three programs and careful real-time consumption monitoring through the Building Management System (BMS) has led to the success of the demand response program. Trained engineers follow a graphical depiction of consumption in comparison to the goal levels. When consumption rises, engineers manage mechanical systems through the BMS to operate at lower levels, subsequently using less energy and helping achieve enrollment goals. The savings from these demand response programs are then channeled into other sustainability programs at the Javits Center.
The SJE Group congratulates Kevin Hamilton and the Executive Team at NuEnergen for another client success story.