PECO

Manufacturing

Manufacturing facilities and warehouses of all sizes are improving their energy efficiency and saving money with PECO.

Manufacturing facilities and warehouses of all sizes are improving their energy efficiency and saving money with PECO.

The manufacturing sector accounts for one‑third of primary energy consumed in the United States. This is driven by the cost of making products, maintaining office operations, and transporting materials and goods.

Our financial incentives for upgrades can help you take greater control of your energy costs, so you can operate a leaner and greener facility that starts yielding benefits right away.

Leaner Operations

Establishing energy management processes can decrease costs, overproduction, and waste.

Profitability

Investing in energy efficiency can lead to long-term reductions in energy costs.

Reliability

Improve the resiliency of your facility by decreasing downtime of your systems and equipment.

Maintenance

Reduce maintenance expenses by extending the lifespan of your systems and equipment.

Safety

Ensure worker safety and comfort across your manufacturing plants—improving employee satisfaction.

ENERGY STAR® Recognition

Investing in energy upgrades can earn your facility recognition from ENERGY STAR®—enhancing your corporate image as a business committed to sustainability.

Don’t miss out on financial incentives.

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PECO's Energy Saving Process

Your journey to increased energy efficiency starts here. As you progress through these tiers, you’ll discover even more ways to build a healthy bottom line while streamlining your operations.

Tier 1

Savings Starter

Even basic energy efficiency projects can make a big difference for students and staff. PECO can provide a complimentary energy repor t to show you how to upgrade your equipment and build a healthier bottom line. Then, choose from instant lighting discounts and financial incentives for:

Interior Lighting

Increase visibility and improve employee output where production and assembly occur by installing or retrofitting LED high-bay and low-bay fixtures, troffers, accent/track lighting, and tube lamps.

Exterior Lighting

Ensure employee safety and maintain a steady flow of materials and products with LED lighting at loading docks and in wall-mount fixtures and parking lot lamps.

Controls and Schedules

Use occupancy sensors, dimmers, photosensors, and programmable thermostats to adjust lighting and temperatures automatically in workspaces and on the production floor.

Typically, lighting comprises 40% of a business’s electric bill, and installing LEDs can save up to 90% of that total. A factory spending $275,000 per year on electricity can save up to $99,000 by replacing incandescents with LEDs—enough to pay the salary of a plant manager.

Tier 2

Savings Leader

Building on your progress, you can increase your energy savings with more advanced energy efficiency upgrades. Take advantage of financial incentives from PECO to make improvements like these:

Variable Speed Drives (VSDs)

Manage fluctuations in energy demand with VSDs in process motors for large fans, pumps, conveyor systems, machine tools, and applications that require variable torque.

Compressed Air Systems

Boost operational capabilities and shorten production times by delivering precise and constant air pressure, volume, and quality when you need it.

Optimizing motor control systems with VSDs can reduce energy consumption in your facility by as much as 70%. That means the cost to run a 100-horsepower pump for one year can drop from more than $40,000 to just over $12,000—the cost of an industrial 3D printer.

Tier 3

Savings Champion

At this stage, you’re creating a blueprint for maximum energy efficiency. Couple the improvements you made as a Savings Leader with the best financial incentives from PECO, and consider these possibilities:

Strategic Energy Management (SEM)

Focus your energy management efforts by setting and achieving annual savings goals for two years. PECO’s SEM Bonus Incentives help you achieve near-term energy, cost and sustainability goals by providing an additional annual bonus ($.04/kWh) on top of the standard incentives that are available for qualifying EE projects.

Highest Efficiency HVAC Chillers

Regulate temperatures in and around machinery to minimize heat, improve production time, and extend equipment life.

Refrigeration Equipment

Optimize cold storage for perishable or temperature-sensitive products, such as food and pharmaceuticals by installing high-efficiency equipment.

A manufacturing facility that saves $100,000 per year by installing electrotechnology-based process heating in equipment such as infrared booster ovens, paint curing ovens, and high-efficiency heat pumps, recoups the cost of four 100 kW liquid-cooled standby generators.

Tier 1

Savings Starter

Basic energy efficiency projects can make a big difference for warehouses. PECO can provide a complimentary energy report to show you how to upgrade your equipment and build a healthier bottom line. Then, choose from instant lighting discounts and financial incentives for:

Interior Lighting

Increase visibility in offices, staging areas, storage units, and freight elevators with LED high-bay and low-bay fixtures.

Exterior Lighting

Improve security, enhance safety, and ensure a steady inflow and outflow of materials and products with LED lighting at loading docks and in wall-mount fixtures, motion sensors, and parking lot lamps.

Lighting & HVAC Controls and Schedules

Adjust lighting and temperatures automatically in less-used workspaces and storage areas with occupancy sensors, dimmers, photosensors, and programmable thermostats.

A warehouse that saves $14,000 in one year after installing LED lighting and controls recoups the cost of up to five motorized pallet jacks.

Tier 2

Savings Leader

Building on your progress, you can increase your energy savings with more advanced energy efficiency upgrades. Take advantage of financial incentives from PECO to make improvements like these:

Variable-Speed Drives (VSDs)

Manage fluctuations in energy demand by installing VSDs in large warehouse fans, pumps, conveyor systems, and applications that require variable torque.

Refrigeration Controls

Keep temperatures level in your refrigeration and cold storage containers, blast freezers, chillers, and cold rooms at all times, and automatically adjust refrigerant flow.

A warehouse that upgrades the control systems on its freezer and cooler boxes and saves 250,000 kWh in one year can cut energy costs by more than $24,000—enough to buy up to five personnel lifts.

Tier 3

Savings Champion

At this stage, you’re creating a blueprint for maximum energy efficiency. Couple the improvements you made as a Savings Leader with the best financial incentives from PECO, and consider these possibilities:

High-Efficiency Chillers

Lower costs, extend equipment life, and create a more comfortable warehouse environment with air- or water-cooled air conditioners, chillers, energy management systems, and demand control ventilation.

Refrigeration Equipment

Optimize cold storage for perishable or temperature-sensitive products such as food and pharmaceuticals with high‑efficiency equipment.

Commercial buildings spend an average of $1.44 per square food annually on electricity. With retrocommissioning, a facility can save up to 10% of that amount, meaning a 50,000-square- foot warehouse can reduce costs by $7,200—the price of a semi-automated stretch wrap machine.

Technology Profiles

Advanced Lighting

Read more on the benefits of upgrading to LEDS and advanced lighting controls.

Advanced Lighting

Compressed Air

Learn more about reducing operating costs by minimizing air leaks that contribute to energy waste.

Compressed Air

Energy Management Systems

Read more on the benefits of energy management systems for hospitals and health care facilities.

Energy Management Systems

Food Service Equipment

Read more on the benefits of upgrading to ENERGY STAR® certified food service equipment.

Food Service

New Construction Customer

Learn more about typical energy efficiency opportunities in new construction projects.

Construction

Variable-Frequency Drives

Read more on the benefits of installing variable-frequency drives on fans and pumps.

VFD

CHP

Learn more about how Combined Heat and Power can reduce energy consumption and costs, and improve operations and resiliency.

CHP

Retrocommissioning

Learn about RCx projects, what RCx is and how it is defined, and examples of RCx projects as they apply to IPMVP.

Retrocommissioning

HVAC

Learn how PECO incentives make it easier and more affordable to install higher efficiency HVAC equipment to enhance building operations and performance.

HVAC

Fact Sheets

Manufacturing

Learn more about energy efficiency opportunities for Manufacturers.

Manufacturing

Financial Resources

Learn more about financial incentives available for energy-saving upgrades for your business.

Financial Resources

SEM

Read more on how SEM can create impactful, lasting change in an industrial facility’s energy use and the SEM Bonus incentives offered by PECO

SEM