Usage Efficiency

Variable speed drives, now running UPI’s river water pumps, reduce UPI’s energy consumption by 100,000 kWh/year. The installation of industrial sized fans in most of our warehouse areas and the partial replacement of incandescent lighting with high efficiency/induction lighting have reduced UPI’s natural gas consumption by 250,000 therms/year and electricity consumption by 3,500,000 kWh/year. The effort will continue until all opportunities have been realized which should further reduce our energy consumption by another 89,000 therms/year and 806,000 kWh/year.