- Businesses have the power to choose their energy plan in Texas and other deregulated areas.
- When businesses choose a commercial energy plan, they must factor in how and when they tend to use electricity to customize a plan to their needs.
- SaveOnEnergy’s energy experts can help businesses evaluate their needs and tailor electricity plans and rates accordingly.
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How businesses use electricity
|Function||% of electricity used||Amount of electricity used (per kWh)|
|Space heating||32%||7.33 kWh per square foot|
|Ventilation||11%||2.34 kWh per square foot|
|Lighting||10%||2.20 kWh per square foot|
|Cooling||9%||2.05 kWh per square foot|
|Cooking||7%||3.34 kWh per square foot|
|Refrigeration||5%||1.41 kWh per square foot|
|Water heating||5%||1.17 kWh per square foot|
|Computing||4%||0.91 kWh per square foot|
|Office equipment||1%||0.15 kWh per square foot|
|Other||16%||3.34 kWh per square foot|
Source: Energy Information Administration.
Note: Other sources of electricity use include cooking and space and water heating.
The takeaway: Business electricity plans should be customized so that they correspond to the way a company uses its energy.