Energy Consumption Strategy Development

Client: Freeport McMoRan

Location: El Paso, TX

  • Perform study to evaluate overall site steam and electricity usage
  • Develop strategy to reduce overall energy cost
  • Develop strategy to position the facility for anticipated future rises in energy costs
  • Develop interactive model to compare various scenarios
    • Investment costs
    • Annual operating costs
    • Return on investment
  • Model Development
    • Excel based energy model
    • Validated based on site measurements
    • Model used to evaluate options to optimize energy use of:
      • Gas turbine operation
      • Co-generation boilers
      • Stand alone gas fired boilers
      • Purchased electricity
      • Electricity sold back to the grid
Project History

Project Completion

June 2011

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