Energy Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis for selected industrial and commercial Enbridge Gas Distribution (EGD) Customers
The objective of this proposal is to do energy assessment and cost-benefits analyses among selected industrial and commercial Enbridge Gas Distribution (EGD) customers, engaging Ryerson faculty and students. EGD operates defamed side management (DSM) programs to encourage its industrial customers to adopt energy saving equipment and strategies to reduce the natural gas consumption. As a part of DSM program, EGD is partnering with Ryerson University to undertake the energy assessments for small and medium size industrial customers. These customers are in range of 300,000 to 1.5 million cubic meter natural gas consumption per year. The energy assessment will be at, no cost, to the customers to help alleviate their technical and financial barriers and help the next generation energy engineers possessing a unique mixture of engineering and energy management expertise. The students will be provided training in energy assessment and energy management procedures both from faculty and EGD staff. The potential energy related systems that will be investigated include steam generation systems, process & heat recovery applications and space heating and ventilation. The duration of the program will be approximately 18 months. The expected launch date will be September 2013 or as soon as the project is approved.