Best.Energy Provides Monitoring to $500m Deal With USA Schools District | A Case Study
Best.Energy are proud to be part of a huge and rapidly evolving case study. The project value is obviously striking, but perhaps even more impressive is the model being offered to the client – a US schools district – to make it happen.
Case Study Video
Hillsborough County Schools District is one of the largest of its kind in the USA. Square footage wise, the size of Rhode Island. So their energy bill is correspondingly massive. Without a budget to invest in energy-saving solutions, how could they hope to reduce these costs?
Working with Best.Energy’s leading technology ‘Eniscope’, the multi-company project team have found a way. Together, we have managed to save the client $8m per year – money which can be put back into the school system to benefit the kids.
Watch this video to get a feel for the project and how those savings have been made, verified and sustained with Eniscope.
"Following the success of this project, Best.Energy are working directly with Generate Capital and their service engineers McKinstry to facilitate further opportunities within the many schools districts that wish to benefit from this exceptional offering. Best.Energy, with the Eniscope and supporting suite of products, continue to service Hillsborough and are now the de-facto, go-to providers for this exciting opportunity. And that remarkable ‘prepaid energy savings’ model continues to ensure that clients receive a share of the savings our technologies create, up-front."
For the client, there are a number of attractive features to that model. They have no capital expenditure, at all. They don’t have to handle maintenance for the new technologies. And, perhaps best of all, they are actually paid up-front a portion of the projected energy savings at each stage.
How Does It Work?
To date, this is the single biggest energy project within the Best.Energy partner network. It is a remarkable achievement, and one that has Eniscope at its heart.
The project involves several phases of LED lighting installations, providing substantial energy bill gains – as well as much improved quality of light for the students inside. At the time of writing, this stretches to over 200,000 new lights across the School District, with many more in the pipeline. And remember, at absolutely no cost to the client.
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The Role of Eniscope
Eniscope’s first role is at the start of the project, before anything has been installed. Using accurate, itemised, real-time data from the Eniscope platform, an energy consumption benchmark is set. The data is so reliable, that this figure is implicitly relied upon by all parties of the agreement; the district, the Best.Energy team, the logistics team and the financier.
Once the project is underway, the Eniscope devices remain in place – providing a constant flow of real-time data on energy consumption. That helps the client identify and verify new ways to save energy over the length of the contract, and even helps with preventative maintenance; the Eniscope’s alarms are used to identify faulty equipment remotely and guide engineer visits.
By current projections, Hillsborough Schools District stand to save around $8 million per year on their electricity budget. And with more new measures in the pipeline, still at no cost to the client, this could still grow considerably.
Naturally, more schools districts in the USA are acutely interested in this model and negotiations are underway to roll this out deeper into the country.