Niagara Sheets Cuts Energy Costs

MILWAUKEE, WI | WPS Global has developed an energy savings plan for corrugated sheet feeder Niagara Sheets, North Tonawanda, NY, to reduce kilowatt consumption. By creating a facility-specific plan, selecting equipment, and placing it based on the customer's needs, significant electrical savings can be achieved. Just 90 days after implementation in August 2009, Niagara Sheets had realized more than $10,000 in savings.

According to John Bolender, president, “To survive, I feel Niagara Sheets must be a low-cost producer, and reducing our energy costs is one element of that strategy. The data so far already demonstrates a nearly 15 percent reduction in kilowatts consumption compared to [2008].”

Before implementing WPS Global's audit and plan, the Niagara Sheets' executive team was tracking energy consumption and usage according to monthly KWH per MSF of production. With the solution in place, the team will receive reports from WPS Global, making it effortless to see energy consumption and cost savings every month. According to Bolender, the executive team anticipates seeing an ongoing positive impact on the facility's bottom line.

Figure1. Niagara Sheets' energy savings after WPS Globla's installation.
Month 2009 % From Average Effect on Energy Bill
September -13.59 $3,198.14
October -10.00 $2,244.01
November -20.10 $4,988.33
Average Savings To Date -14.56 $10,430.48

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