School Districts: Read This

If you are a School Superintendent or on a local school board you know the hassles of meeting your yearly budget.

Sometimes your budget is blown due to an unexpected energy cost, either a hot spring or extremely cold winter.

You want to keep the students warm of course but how do you balance their welfare and cost?

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The U.S. Department of Energy says, “For existing schools, implementing energy-efficient operations and maintenance strategies can enable school districts to save as much as 20% in energy costs, extend the life of equipment, and improve the overall physical environment in their school facilities.”

The DOE says energy efficient planning has many positives. “Addressing O&M considerations at the start of a project can contribute greatly to improved working environments, higher productivity, and reduced energy and resource costs.”

Many people assume that electricity is always delivered at the proper voltage. Your local Power Company wants this to be the case but many factors are beyond their control. 

The standard for voltage levels, ANSI C84.1, says that the utility should deliver a voltage within ±5% of nominal. It then goes on to suggest that it is acceptable for the voltage at any piece of equipment to be 5% above or 10% below nominal voltage continuously and 6% above or 13% below for short duration’s. Not surprisingly, the term “short duration’s” goes undefined.

All of this means is that utilities try but due to various factors in their grid they have a limited capability to control voltage levels. It also means that the school, like any end user, is ultimately responsible for the voltage levels delivered to its facilities, and that can leave your district with a big bill.

This is where a company like Texas-based Range Industrial can make a difference.

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Range Industrial has years of experience working with both Commercial and Industrial clients to help them avoid electrical unexpected costs at the end of the month.

From major box retailers to school campuses across Texas, Range Industrial has the products to keep electrical delivery cost low and manageable.

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Schools can benefit from the lessons learned in the past; poor power quality directly impacts the bottom line.

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