Green Mountain Power adopts innovative energy efficiency measures

first_imgGreen Mountain Power Corp,Using an innovative approach, Green Mountain Power has been able to cut electricity costs by 16.5 percent at its Colchester facility over the past year and a half — saving energy and ultimately saving customers money. GMP worked with Shelburne-based Kilawatt Technologies on the project.According to Rebecca Towne, Administration Manager, most of the savings resulted from fine-tuning and synchronizing the building’s existing heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. No new capital investment was required.”When we started working with Kilawatt Technologies, we already had extremely efficient heating and cooling equipment in place. However, electricity use — especially in the Information Technology data room — continued to increase,” said Towne. “Kilawatt Technologies helped us make better use of the building automation system that regulates temperature and airflow, and identified other opportunities for significant energy savings.””Reducing power use in our IT room is crucial as we have continually increasing IT needs,” Towne said. “It’s one way we can promote Green IT concepts, and use our equipment as efficiently as possible.”Some examples of the changes implemented included using long term data trending to develop sophisticated control algorithms that take advantage of the building’s energy momentum to simply relocating thermostats in the IT room away from the hot exhaust at the back of the servers. The company also increased use of a fan that pulls in outside air to help keep the equipment cool.Changes have also been made in GMP’s 1,320 square foot control room. “We haven’t run the compressors that operate the heating and cooling system in over two months,” said Pete Sheil, Building Services Worker. “We’re keeping the space at a comfortable temperature just by using fans to mix cold outside air with the heat produced by the computers and the staff. An additional benefit of this new approach is that we’re continually bringing more fresh air into the building, which contributes to employee comfort, alertness and productivity, especially in closed areas such as conference rooms.”Gregory Johnson, VP of Business Development at Kilawatt Technologies, said, “Including their reduction in natural gas use, our data driven energy management program has helped Green Mountain Power reduce overall energy consumption by 20.5 percent at its Colchester headquarters. We applaud Green Mountain Power’s leadership in achieving these significant energy and greenhouse gas emissions reductions and saving its customers money. We’re starting to work with Green Mountain Power at its Montpelier facility and expect to see even more significant reductions. We encourage other Vermont companies to undertake similar efforts.”Electricity savings in Colchester to date have exceeded 140,000 kilowatt hours or enough to power 19 average size Vermont homes for a year. “This is part of Green Mountain Power’s on-going commitment to energy conservation,” said Towne. “It’s an approach that saves money for our customers and benefits the environment.”last_img read more

Man Utd keen to fill ‘chasm’ in team with 30-goal Serie A sensation

first_img Immobile is the top scorer in Serie A this season with 27 goals – six more than his nearest rival for the ‘Capocannoniere’ award, Cristiano Ronaldo. The 30-year-old has a phenomenal record for Lazio since joining them in 2016. So far, he has scored 116 goals in 167 appearances for the Rome-based side. This season, he has reached 30 goals in all competitions for the second time in his career. And that form has led to belief he could fill a “chasm” in Manchester United’s lineup. That’s according to Calciomercato.it, who claim that United are considering Immobile as a potential strike target. The Red Devils failed to replace Romelu Lukaku last summer, and could be looking for a new striker. Marcus Rashford has stepped up this season, while Odion Ighalo recently extended his loan until January 2021. However, Calciomercato believe that United could still try to add another option at centre-forward in the shape of Immobile.Advertisement Manchester United are interested in signing Ciro Immobile, but face a battle to convince the Lazio striker, according to reports in Italy. It may not be easy to prise him away from Lazio, however. The Italy international remains under contract until 2023 and is keen to stay in the capital, where he has found the most regularity of his career. The possible price tag of €50m would also raise doubts about the chances of the deal going through. No talks have begun between the two clubs yet, despite the real “appreciation”, the report adds. United are not the only club interested in Immobile, however. TEAMtalk revealed in April that Carlo Ancelotti is eager to take him to Everton, and would be willing to give up Moise Kean in a swap deal. read also:Serie A: Immobile nets hat-trick as Lazio thrash Sampdoria to keep title chase alive Kean is understood not to be part of Ancelotti’s plans, just one year after he was signed from Juventus. A return to Serie A could be on the cards for the youngster, with Lazio’s rivals Roma also interested. Inserting Kean into a potential bid for Immobile would help make Everton’s interest more affordable. However, they will face the same problems as United in trying to convince the player. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing LocationsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared6 Extreme Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more