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Energy Performance Services for Large Enterprises Guaranteed to Improve the Bottom Line! A Simple, Risk Free Approach STEP 1 Business Opportunity Definition
The business opportunity definition stage helps to define the potential returns involved in implementing an Energy Performance Contract. This involves minimal time to validate baseline data such as the average consumption and cost of fossil fuel and electricity. Typical fuel consuming processes evaluated; Boilers and steam header management, furnaces, Drying, cooking and heat recovery systems, Cogen opportunities, etc. Heating and cooling of air and water auxiliaries systems Typical electrical processes evaluated; Peak sheaving and load pattern consumption, Manufacturing processes, Heating and cooling system, Pumping and compressed air systems,

STEP 2 Performance Guarantee Validation (PGV)

The Performance Guarantee Validation stage helps determine the real feasibility of a project. In particular, it helps confirm project savings through Opnors before and after Energy Optimization Simulation and Validation Process, while measuring those potential savings against total projected costs. At this point, a first performance contract is signed with quantified objectives, which, if they are met, lead to step 3. Typical feasibility criteria are; - Minimal saving of more than $250,000 /yr. - Payback period of less than 12 months. At the contract signature, a project advance is paid to Opnor and is applicable against step 3. A typical advance would be approximately 10%-15% ( before any subsidies) of the projected annual savings (ex: $250,000 saving @ 10% = $25,000 advance). Where the simulation process demonstrates that potential savings and projected costs meet feasibility criteria, Opnor will automatically proceed to Step 3, the project implementation stage. On the other hand, in the event where the feasibility criteria are not met, the process automatically terminates and the project advance is returned to the client. The Performance Guarantee Validation (PGV) includes, but is not limited to: Monthly details of the Performance Guaranties and the measurement criteria, Supporting energy simulation calculations and detailed performance calculations, List of applicable subsidies, grants, financial incentives, etc.

STEP 3 Contract Implementation

This phase focuses on implementing the recommendations arrived at and agreed upon between Opnor and the client in Step 2. Every project is submitted to the client for approval and is performed according to mill standards. Furthermore, Opnor works very closely with the clients personnel to insure the that the implementation and startup phases are performed smoothly and are absolutely clear to mill operations people. Supply and installation are done by the client if the equipment is internally paid. Typical Engineering by Opnor: Provide project management services, Provide maintenance and operational recommendations, Manage rebates and subsidies, Organize financing where needed, Track, monitor, budget energy usage and Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Utilize web-based external metering tools for energy use optimization and management.

STEP 4 Terms of Payment

If the project is financed by the client, payments due to Opnor are performed monthly as per the Energy Performance Contract schedule and terms and are adjusted according to the actual measured monthly performance. If the project is financed off balance sheet, the payments are made to the owner of the equipment and Opnor may be required to contribute, based on the monthly measured performance results.

OPNOR Inc 36B Lakeshore Rd, Beaconsfield, Quebec, Canada, H9W 4H3 File: OPNOR-EPSCle 3 Steps - Overview

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