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Restaurant's uncontrollable energy costs. Any advice?
« on: May 16, 2017, 01:10:53 pm »
Among other businesses, a restaurant like ours has the most expensive costs in terms of energy. We are turning 7 years this year and we are planning some improvements. A part of it is to consider a  project that will lessen down our operating costs, capture the most important savings opportunities. What are your compelling ideas towards uncontrollable energy costs?
 

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Re: Restaurant's uncontrollable energy costs. Any advice?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 11:15:51 am »
install solar panels?
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Re: Restaurant's uncontrollable energy costs. Any advice?
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2017, 06:52:00 pm »
Among other businesses, a restaurant like ours has the most expensive costs in terms of energy. We are turning 7 years this year and we are planning some improvements. A part of it is to consider a  project that will lessen down our operating costs, capture the most important savings opportunities. What are your compelling ideas towards uncontrollable energy costs?

I think considering an energy management software that will monitor and report the factors that cause increase on energy consumption will help. This will help you come up with an analysis and come up with a saving solution on how to lessen down your operating costs.

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Re: Restaurant's uncontrollable energy costs. Any advice?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2017, 09:28:54 am »
I think considering an energy management software that will monitor and report the factors that cause increase on energy consumption will help. This will help you come up with an analysis and come up with a saving solution on how to lessen down your operating costs.

make sure u switch out of SP services. the singapore electricity market just liberalise so a lot of new players now. once you switched out, you probably enjoy more than 20% savings in electricity bill


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Re: Restaurant's uncontrollable energy costs. Any advice?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2017, 10:20:34 am »
make sure u switch out of SP services. the singapore electricity market just liberalise so a lot of new players now. once you switched out, you probably enjoy more than 20% savings in electricity bill

I think that's in 2018 right?
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/electricity-market-to-be-fully-liberalised-in-2018

and the user must at least fulfill a minimum threshold of usage - which in the case of TS shouldn't be an issue


http://www.asiaone.com/business/electricity-market-be-fully-liberalised-2018


This means consumers will have the choice to buy electricity from electricity retailers under customised price plans, similar to the way customers choose mobile-phone plans from telcos. This will allow these customers to get the best deal based on their usage patterns.

Currently, only some 33,000 commercial and industrial consumers with an average monthly electricity consumption of at least 2MWh - which amounts to a monthly electricity bill of about $450 - benefit from this flexibility. This threshold was last lowered from 4MWh to 2MWh in July. The remaining 1.3 million consumers, mainly households, are on the regulated tariff with SP Services. But that is set to change.

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Re: Restaurant's uncontrollable energy costs. Any advice?
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2017, 09:25:06 pm »
Thanks for the replies. Solar panels and software has always been an option for us, and we honestly think this could work for us in some ways. However, we are considering other options such as facility optimization to be part of our energy management projects . The thing though is, in our research, it showed that it is more suitable for the industrial kind of business. We are looking whether there is a version that can be appropriate for the food business.

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Re: Restaurant's uncontrollable energy costs. Any advice?
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2017, 01:16:39 pm »
i think don't install air-con on your premises (if it is a dine-in restaurant) is one good way to minimize energy cost.

also undercook food (just like how they do pasta al-dente) might go some way to helping to save energy.

don't use food warmers is also another way.
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