Monitor, Adjust, and Improve Your Energy
As more and more businesses look to data analytics for energy solutions, we’ve seen increased interest in the Pepco Energy Savings for Business Program, specifically the Monitoring-Based Commissioning (MBCx) Program. MBCx is a first-of-its-kind, data-driven incentive program designed to optimize the performance of a facility’s equipment and systems by focusing on low- and no-cost energy efficiency measures.
Pepco’s MBCx Program provides Maryland business customers with a pathway to energy savings through “internet of things” infrastructure to detect the best opportunities for energy savings and improvements for buildings. Typical MBCx projects go through three phases—installation, monitoring, and implementation—with the goal to resolve operating issues. This is done by calibrating equipment, improving occupant comfort with proper temperature set points, and optimizing energy use in an existing building.
Using virtual sub-metering modules and the customer’s utility rate schedule, approved service providers analyze the energy usage versus hours of operation. Program incentives are then paid to participants on a $/kWh-saved basis and can include an additional $0.04/square foot, if an ASHRAE Level 2 audit is performed at the facility. Participants use these financial incentives to offset capital investments while gaining a distinct advantage in identifying potential energy- and cost-saving measures.
Elizabeth has over 5 years of experience working with business customers within the energy field. She has worked in the development of transitioning new communications and training procedures for transference of data for business customers at the Department of Energy. She also has experience working in energy efficiency helping business customers improve efficiency and reduce energy costs. Elizabeth obtained a BS degree in Marketing from the University of Maryland and an MBA and MS of Marketing from the same institution. Currently Elizabeth is a Program Manager for the Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program at Pepco Holdings responsible for overseeing Medium and Large sized business customer programs and managing all marketing activities. Elizabeth’s passion for energy efficiency has led to numerous projects that have helped increased awareness of the EmPOWER MD program.