Sometimes amazing things are right in plain sight; you just need to know how to look for them. That’s the analogy that is often played out with Xcel Energy’s energy advisors who are part of the Business Solutions Center (BSC). This team works to find hidden energy efficiency opportunities for businesses and organizations. And the energy advisors’ results are clear because they show up as cost savings.
Just ask Jesse Anderson, team leader of the energy advisors. He directs a group of 14 internal advisors and support representatives who work with local field representatives. “We primarily focus on small-midsized businesses. Our goal is pretty direct -- to help save money by saving power.”
A tool chest of options
“Many customers are drawn to LED lighting or HVAC upgrades because the paybacks are quick, and the long-term benefits are bankable,” says Anderson. “Our sweet spot is often with projects that include small office buildings, restaurants, warehouses, smaller manufacturers, along with companies in the service industry.”
Rebates drive participation
Key to project acceptance and eventual success is equipment rebates. These help off-set the investment in energy efficiency projects. Xcel Energy has two different types of rebate offerings*:
- Prescriptive rebates are established amounts on specific equipment.
- Custom rebates are created to help fit unique requirements.
A case-in-point: Newer school resolves HVAC battle
At a recently-built high school in the Midwest, a gymnasium’s HVAC system was frantically battling to create comfort for the students and staff. The air conditioning and heating systems were running simultaneously, wresting to balance the thermostat to maintain a constant temperature.
Put an Energy Advisor to work for you
- Help navigate through rebate programs and services to maximize results
- Complete rebate applications
- Refer customers to financial and other supporting resources
- Collaborate with third-party contractors and vendors
- Assign a field representative for on-site assessment of certain types of projects
- Troubleshoot any concerns
Get started today
Call 855-839-8862 or visit our energy advisor webpage.