Updated – November 20, 2020
What is the BC Hydro Power Smart Program?
This program provides funding to BC Hydro industrial clients to identify energy optimization opportunities in their facilities. The program extension includes two level of studies:
1) Plant Wide Audit (PWA)
The PWA provides a high-level assessment of the systems and equipment to identify areas that are the largest energy consumers, recognize energy-saving opportunities, and recommend any changes that would provide quick returns. The PWA is available to BC Hydro customers that use more than 2 gigawatt-hours per year.
2) Energy Efficiency Feasibility Study (EEFS)
The EEFS studies a system in more depth and provides a detailed report that will identify energy savings opportunities, estimate the energy savings, and provide a construction capital cost estimate.
What funding is available?
BC Hydro is currently funding all studies up to the following budgets:
The original deadline for applications to be submitted and approved was by November 2, 2020. This deadline has been extended to March 31, 2021.
Why choose Allnorth?
Allnorth has been working with systems and equipment in the pulp and paper, mining, oil and gas and infrastructure sectors for the past 25 years, and is recognized as one of the top BC Hydro Power Smart Program Alliance Members. Our engineering team members are industry experts in process and equipment energy optimization with certificates in energy management.
We have successfully completed over 20 industrial studies at no cost to our clients. We will work closely with you and your BC Hydro Key Account Manager to scope the project, prepare and submit your application. Thereafter, we will help ensure your project is successful.
Our past projects include mill-wide audits, heat recovery optimization, equipment studies for pumps, fans, screens and blowers and more. Here are some examples of our work:
Don’t miss your chance to benefit from the BC Hydro Power Smart Program.
Contact our team today to start optimizing your operation!
Doug McKenzie, P.Eng., CEM – Principal Engineer, Process
Nick Nazar, P.Eng. – Manager, Business Development
For more information about the program, visit BC Hydro
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