Kenwood Energy

Energy Management Consulting Services

Energy Auditing

Kenwood Energy typically uses a two stage approach to completing an energy audit. The first is to complete a detailed audit that includes a detailed life cycle cost analysis and results in the calculation of the Internal Rate of Return, Net Present Value, and Simple Payback of the investment, for each energy management opportunity identified. The following is a sample savings summary table.


This analysis is sufficient to obtain financing from the California Energy Commission (CEC) low interest loan program. The following Life Cycle cost analysis, using the CEC loan program as an example, demonstrates how energy savings can pay for energy management projects.


The second stage audit is completed after the customer has made the decision to invest in the energy management strategies. During this audit we will collect enough detailed information that we can develop bid specifications, detailed equipment lists, and/or Bid Sheets that can be used for competitive bidding purposes, or to detail a project for a preferred vendor.

Our expertise includes: extensive knowledge of industrial, commercial, and manufacturing processes and their energy usage; all forms of renewable energy generation; cogeneration; lighting; refrigeration, heating, ventilation & air conditioning; standard & solar hot water systems; plug loads; and heat transfer topics.

Load Analysis

Kenwood Energy calculates the energy used by each of the main energy end uses in each facility, such as lighting, fans, chillers, boilers, etc.  The calculated energy use is then compared to the facility's actual energy use, and "balanced."  The load balance accomplishes two things.  It allows us to compare our projected savings to the actual energy used by the facility, to ensure that the energy savings estimates are reasonable.  It also provides a way to visually see where energy is being used.