In 2018, our team at Air Power USA started working with a bottling manufacturer as part of a compressed air study. This particular study was run through their local utility. This means the customer had no required up-front costs from working with us. From the study results, we recommended five energy efficiency measures to be implemented with a collective payback of 4.46 years. The leadership at the facility was excited for the energy savings and the operational improvement concerns that we addressed in the report as well as directly with the customer.
This first project became the initial stepping stone for our continued work with this client. Like many others we’ve worked with, they loved our hands-on approach. Our people came in and managed the implementation of the project from identification all the way through verifying the impact with their local utility.
From the success of this first project, we fostered further work with the client. We mentioned some of the other systems where we could offer the same approach. In 2019, we initiated a production line energy saving opportunity for a total opportunity of 1.6 GWHs.