A cost-effective energy management strategy cannot overlook the power of wise procurement strategies. Renewable energy options, demand response & load response incentives, and near real-time data scenarios are rapidly expanding the options available to facilities professionals and building owners. In addition to these options, this session will cover how to seek competitive bids, evaluate energy contracts, and work with brokers.
Course Tuition: Free
- Understand how to develop an energy procurement strategy that fits your organization.
- Recognize options for managing loads to reduce energy costs.
- Understand the elements that should appear in any RFP for energy procurement.
- Understand how to work effectively with power brokers and power marketers.
Acela Energy Group
Mr. Costello is the President of Acela Energy Group, an energy consulting group specializing in energy procurement, load management, energy conservation training, auditing, and on-site wind & solar generation projects. He is a registered professional engineer and was previously the Power Supply Manager for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and a Senior Engineer in the Load Management Department of Boston Edison. He holds a M.S. in Engineering Management from Western New England College and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University. Mr. Costello also conducts Energy Procurement and Management Certification Seminars, as well as CEM Certification Seminars nationwide for the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), for which he served as the National President. He has received AEE’s Professional of the Year Award and was inducted into the Energy Managers Hall of Fame.