Soaring Energy Prices

Published: May 28th, 2024 Rising Energy Costs U.S. commercial energy consumers have experienced an average price increase of 25 percent since March 2020. Industrial energy consumers have not fared much better with an average price increase of 21 percent in the same timeframe.[1] This dramatic increase in energy prices strains the bottom lines of a …

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Your Company’s Energy Bill Explained in Less Than 120 Words

Energy bills can vary in complexity. Understanding the charges and costs included is crucial to avoid overpaying. Here is a condensed list of common charges on energy bills. kWh: Units of energy consumption kW: Units of rate of energy consumption, or power. Energy Use charges: charges relating to the purchase of energy from the provider. …

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Ship Repair Facility Saves Hundreds of Thousands with Utility Bill Analysis

Utility Bill Error UMS’ utility bill audit of Lyon Shipyard’s bills in Norfolk, Virginia uncovered erratic peak demands, indicative of billing errors. UMS requested a meter test from their power provider who performed the test, concluding that the meter was “registering correctly”, and declined to adjust the billing. UMS then analyzed Lyon Shipyard’s (LSI) billing …

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5 Energy-Saving Tips for Restaurants: How to Lower Your Utility Bills

Restaurants are one of the highest industry spenders per square foot when it comes to utilities. With AC, cooking equipment, refrigeration, and dishwashing running constantly utilities can be a high line item. The good news is there are several ways you can lower these costs through little to no investment adding more money back into …

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UMS: Longtime Supporter of AEE

UMS: Long Time Supporter of the Association of Energy Engineers UMS Founder Brian Coughlan with 2023 AEE World Keynote Speaker Al Gore Association of Energy Engineers Utility Management Services has long supported the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). AEE is a well-known professional energy organization aimed to shape and build the energy industry’s future through networking, …

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Brewing Dollars and Simplicity: Unlocking Savings for Your Brewery

Brewing Dollars and Simplicity: Unlocking Savings for Your Brewery Why UMS & Ohanafy? Utility Management Services (UMS) and Ohanafy have formed a partnership to help facilitate cost savings for breweries. Watch this video to learn more about how one mutual client, Tarboro Brewing, benefited from both of our services. By working with UMS and Ohanafy …

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Managing Utilities for Healthcare: The Power of a Utility Bill Audit

Managing Utility Costs for Healthcare: The Power of a Utility Bill Audit Healthcare systems are continuously seeking ways to optimize their budgets while maintaining the highest standards of patient care. While staff salaries and medical equipment costs often take center stage, one outlet for cost savings lies in utility bill audits. By partnering with UMS …

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Restaurant Group Realizes Significant Savings

Restaurant Group Receives Significant Savings $129,000 in Savings to Date The Falcon’s Group started its initial franchising success with TGI Fridays. Since then, the Falcons Group has quickly expanded to operating over 90 units for Checkers & Rally’s, Dunkin’& Baskin-Robbins, and Qdoba. The Group has become the largest Checkers & Rally’s franchise in the brand within two years …

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From Hops to Barley: The Cost Crisis Brewing in the Beer Industry

The beer industry is facing a cost crisis that has sent shockwaves through the market. The two key ingredients for beer production, hops, and barley, have become significantly more expensive. As a result, both small craft brewers and large-scale beer manufacturers are grappling with the dilemma of how to maintain their profit margins without compromising …

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