Two new speakers have been announced for this year’s ENEX Energy Excellence conference. One of the newest additions to the event is David Arkell, President and CEO of 360 Energy. Arkell appeared at the last ENEX event and was one of our highest-rated speakers. 360 Energy is a leading energy services firm that has developed some very innovative programs for the North American market, including its Sustainable Energy Planning, The Energy Coach, and the Certification in Energy Excellence. The certification in energy excellence is of particular interest, as it’s the only certification program of its kind for industrial facilities that certified an industrial facility’s processes, not its products.
At this year’s ENEX event, Arkell will be joined by Jim Storey, Electrical Maintenance Manager for St. Marys Cement, Bowmanville, one of 360 Energy’s clients, for a panel discussion on cost, consumption and conservation – improving your energy management plan. Read more about what the St. Marys team has done to save energy so far here. Storey will share more about his experiences at the show.
Also on the panel will be Peter Rowles of Energy Advantage, one of our regular columnists here at Energy Management.
Check out the conference schedule at www.energyexcellence.ca for more updates in the coming weeks, and be sure to join us May 11-12 in Hamilton, Ontario.
The presentation was made by David Arkell, President of 360 Energy, and Ottawa Orleans MPP Phil McNeely. McNeely is Parliamentary Assistant to the Ontario Minister of Energy & Infrastructure (PA to MEI).
"The Certification in Energy Excellence program was born out of the need for organizations to verify their energy and environmental leadership," remarked Arkell, who oversees the CEE process. "It is not only St. Marys' progress and leadership in energy use reduction that is recognized by certification, but also the company's adoption of strategic goals and initiatives that ensure these reductions continue into the future."
Fabio Garcia, Bowmanville Plant Manager, stated during the ceremony, "Completing the Certification Program is not about filling in forms. It's about demonstrating real results and measurable performance improvements. It's a valuable approach not only for companies in an industrial sector like ours and any organization that aspires to long-term sustainability while maximizing cost control. By engaging in the CEE Program, St. Mary's Cement was able to save $550,000 annually."
Garcia concluded by thanking the representatives of 360 Energy, Mayor Abernethy of Clarington, MPP Phil McNeely and the plant staff for the support they have shown.
The CEE program assesses, mentors, and recognizes an organization's energy management efforts and plans for the future. Organizations often believe they're doing all they can in energy management, and are often surprised by the tremendous room for improvement. Independent energy assessors conduct an in-depth assessment of the organization's energy performance over the past 3 years. An energy baseline is established, and a trend of improvement demonstrated. Data is verified by the UK based, National Energy Foundation (NEF) which provides an independent, 3rd party evaluation based on rigorous international standards.
MPP McNeely was highly impressed, commenting: "St Marys has demonstrated a commitment to the wise use of energy by securing CEE certification. As an engineer, I appreciate the importance of the CEE program's energy management criteria, and its requirement of progressive improvements in standards to ensure further progress."
360 Energy's Certification in Energy Excellence Program (CEE) identifies leaders in sustainable energy management. Companies who succeed in obtaining the CEE award have demonstrated energy performance improvements over the last 3 years, and have adopted a structure to continue to improve their energy management performance over the next 3 years. The CEE program creates a focus on controlling and reducing energy, which is beneficial for the environment.
For more information visit www.360energy.net.