09 Apr '12, 9am

Funding Energy Efficiency

Funding Energy Efficiency

Operating expenditure (OpEx) budgets are pools of money intended to pay for operating expenses incurred within a single period. These expenses include salaries, maintenance operations, office supplies, interest payments, and energy. Operating budgets are funded by revenue and directly cut into profits. A highly volatile commodity like natural gas, or unexpected equipment maintenance has the ability to wipe out profits entirely in energy-intense low-margin businesses, introducing the additional cost associated with risk. Avoiding CapEx efficiency improvements can therefore increase OpEx costs. Also, work process changes such as hours of operation and maintenance staffing are also solid levers for decreasing energy-related OpEx costs.

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