‘Lean Energy’ Gains New Identity and Cuts Costs 18 to 20% Part 1

Sept. 9, 2013
The new “lean energy,” which can cut costs for industrial energy users by 10% to 20%, is explained by Michael Overturf of ZF Energy in this podcast interview with Lisa Cohn of EnergyEfficiencyMarkets.com

Lean Energy Gains a New Identity

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%? 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.

ZF Energy Development is an industrial energy utility that reduces costs and improves reliability for industrial and commercial organizations. The company designs, implements, and operates networked on-site power plants that leverage markets to achieve low energy costs.

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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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