Duke Energy Carolinas has recently proposed an annual adjustment to its fuel and other riders with the North Carolina Utilities Commission. The proposed changes aim to adjust rates according to actual costs and reduce the need for future rate adjustments. This announcement could have an impact on energy costs for customers in the lodging industry. However, there are ways to mitigate these potential costs.
Lodging Technology offers a range of energy management solutions that can help hotel owners and operators reduce their energy consumption and costs. One such solution is the GEM Link® Wireless system, which enables hotels to monitor and control their HVAC and lighting systems. By using this system, hotels can optimize their energy usage based on physical occupancy levels and reduce energy waste. The GEM Link® Wireless system can also provide real-time data on energy consumption, allowing hotels to identify areas for further energy savings.
In addition to energy management solutions, Lodging Technology can also help hotels navigate the changing landscape of energy regulations and policies. As utilities like Duke Energy Carolinas adjust their rates, Lodging Technology can provide guidance on how to optimize energy usage and reduce costs.
For example, Lodging Technology can help hotels take advantage of renewable energy incentives and programs that may be available in their area. The proposed increase in the renewable energy rider charge by Duke Energy Carolinas highlights the importance of investing in clean energy sources. By partnering with Lodging Technology, hotels can explore options for installing renewable energy systems, such as solar panels, and receive guidance on how to apply for rebates and incentives.
Overall, the proposed annual adjustment for fuel and other riders with the North Carolina Utilities Commission is a reminder of the importance of energy management for the lodging industry. By using energy management solutions like GEM Link® Wireless and working with companies like Lodging Technology, hotels can reduce their energy consumption and costs while also promoting sustainability and environmental stewardship.