The New Lean Energy Cuts Costs 18 to 20% Part 2

Sept. 12, 2013
The new “lean energy” can cut costs for industrial users by 18% to 20%. Michael Overturf, CEO of ZF Energy Development, explains how users can take advantage of equipment and systems that allow them to change fuels quickly in response to price signals.

Lean Energy Explained By Michael Overturf

Lean energy is an old term that has been re-invented, says Michael Overturf, CEO of ZF Energy Development. How does the new lean energy cut costs for industrial energy users by 18 to 20%? In a podcast interview with Lisa Cohn of, he explains how industrial users can use equipment and systems that allow them to change fuels quickly and take advantage of the best possible energy pricing.

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About the Author

Lisa Cohn | Contributing Editor

I focus on the West Coast and Midwest. Email me at [email protected]

I’ve been writing about energy for more than 20 years, and my stories have appeared in EnergyBiz, SNL Financial, Mother Earth News, Natural Home Magazine, Horizon Air Magazine, Oregon Business, Open Spaces, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, Renewable Energy World, Windpower Monthly and other publications. I’m also a former stringer for the Platts/McGraw-Hill energy publications. I began my career covering energy and environment for The Cape Cod Times, where Elisa Wood also was a reporter. I’ve received numerous writing awards from national, regional and local organizations, including Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Willamette Writers, Associated Oregon Industries, and the Voice of Youth Advocates. I first became interested in energy as a student at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, where I helped design and build a solar house.

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