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Energy Audits

An Energy Audit is the first step to understanding how energy is used within a building. This gives insights on how to cost-effectively reduce energy consumption and operating costs as well as improve environmental impact.

Walk-Through Audit (WTA)

A Walk-Through Audit is a diagnosis of a facility’s performance in terms of energy consumption. The WTA provides an overview of potential energy savings and the main improvements to achieve them. The WTA analysis consists of several key elements:

  • The building energy consumption profile
  • Energy savings opportunities
  • Preliminary financial valuation related to associated CAPEX and OPEX

Investment-Grade Audit (IGA)

An Investment-Grade Audit represents a deeper level of analysis of a facility’s energy consumption. Through an IGA, we provide a fully detailed description of the building consumption profile together with a savings model based on highly accurate metering of all end uses of energy. Elements of the IGA include:

  • 24/7 consumption monitoring, highlighting areas for improvement
  • Detailed technical design of the proposed solutions
  • Detailed financial proposal of solutions, together with in-depth analysis of the solutions’ profitability in terms of ROI and simple payback

Energy Savings Contracts (EPC)

Energy Saving Performance Contracts (ESPCs) allow organizations to accomplish energy-saving projects without up-front capital costs. Icopower ESCO is financing projects with its own capital and is getting paid through a portion of the savings achieved. Icopower ESCO aims at delivering the best energy saving solutions in Kenya which can produce positive cash-flow for their clients from the start.

With our ESPCs, our clients can leverage green, scalable, cost-effective and easy to deploy integrated energy saving technology solutions in order to increase energy efficiency, make lighting and power systems reliable, reduce carbon emissions, and lower the operation costs. Payment for our solutions is based on the savings achieved for the Client. Once the savings are measured & verified, the Client can opt for a fixed monthly payment out of the savings or a percentage share (typically 50%) of the savings to be calculated monthly based on the Client’s kWh consumption.


Energy Monitoring

Icopower ESCO offers real-time energy monitoring systems consisting of series of meters and computer software that allows you to view how much energy your facility is consuming in real time. Access to energy consumption data in real time is invaluable. When this information is availed, one can easily identify areas of inefficiency within their facility and opt for energy saving solutions or programs to reduce the energy wastage. After addressing the issues identified by the real-time monitoring, Many of Icopower ESCO clients have reported reducing energy consumption by 10% or more.

Less energy usage doesn’t just lower your utility bills and operating costs, it also reduces your carbon footprint and makes your business more marketable to the public. Moreover, less operating costs gives one room to sell their products a little cheaper than their competitors while maintaining the same profit margin. Our power monitoring instruments are currently installed in manufacturing factories, shopping malls, hospitals, apartment complexes, college campuses, data centers, and more!


Measurement and Verification Services

Icopower ESCO implements energy-saving measures at its own cost and has an established methodology to measure and verify the savings achieved. Icopower ESCO has adopted the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) to analyze the energy savings.The methodology is based on a combination of historical data evaluation(pre and post-installation) and real-time measurement (pre and post-installation). The two measurement techniques can be used to cross-check one another:

Historical data analysis - Post-installation

Icopower ESCO offers a 3 months trial period. The data from the KPLC bills, before and after installation, is compared. This comparison enables one to determine and quantify the savings achieved since installation.The data is normally analyzed in absolute levels or relative to production data and seasonality where applicable.The 12-month period before installation is used as the baseline.

Adjustment of the baseline is often required to take into account variables such as an increase/decrease in production, changing the cost per kWh, increase in temperature and/or other energy-saving measures implemented at the same time.

Real-time measurement

Real time measurement entails using power meters and/or energy data loggers to measure the key electric parameters of the facility, BEFORE and AFTER the implementation of energy saving measures. The Icopower voltage optimizers can easily be put into temporary or permanent by-pass to verify the savings.Icopower carries real time measurement at the sub-board level in order to measure & verify, as precisely as possible, the energy savings resulting from the installation.The demand of KVA is generally used to compare the difference between pre- and post-installation because it is a measure of apparent power (active kW + reactive power kVAR). We also analyze the Power Factor values to determine if we have improved the efficiency of the plant at the sub-board level and at the overall facility level.


LED Lighting retrofit

Icopower ESCO offers LED and energy-efficient lighting solutions. We are manufacturer-neutral, thus our focus is entirely on reliable, high quality, high efficiency, and cost-effective lighting products.Using a combination of industry experience, manufacturing partnerships, and logistical capabilities, we design solution-oriented packages around each client's particular goals.With energy consumption constantly on the rise, now more than ever, being efficient with the energy you use is just as important as the rate you pay. With our LED Lighting Retrofit program you will definitely reduce your businesses’ energy consumption with no effect on your day to day operations.With our customized, turn-key LED Retrofit program which is tailored to client specific requirements, we help businesses reduce their overall energy consumption by cutting lighting expenses 60% on average.

We have partnered with the world’s best manufacturers to deliver the very best in quality, installation and ongoing LED Lighting Retrofit service.Our lighting engineers take the lights inventory and specifications on the color temperature, illuminance, color rendering index and luminous flux. Icopower ESCO aims at delivering the best energy efficiency in lighting by focusing on both luminous efficacy (lumens/watt) and useful lumens (lumens/Watt•ft2).The retrofit will deliver better lighting quality than the existing setup. Icopower ESCO finances the lighting retrofit at its own cost, offering immediate benefits to the client. Icopower ESCO is paid through an Energy Saving Performance Contract.One of our partners is SWISS LED; an international company engaged in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of lighting products, intelligent LED solutions, LED data transmission technology and control systems.

We provide luminaries for both private and public infrastructure, namely: Street lights, building illumination (interior and exterior) and customization of the luminaries as per the client’s needs. These products are manufactured in premises that are certified in one or more of the following standards: ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, CE and RoHS, ENEC, TUV.Icopower and Swiss LED’s expertise revolves around providing comprehensive LED lighting solutions to our clients:

  • We finance the retrofit at our own cost – hence no upfront costs.
  • We offer warranty for periods up to 5 years.
  • We install and maintain at our own cost.
  • We go beyond the simple retrofit solution.

Lumens/watt are the units for a measurement called luminous efficacy. A lumen is the amount of visible light emitted by a given bulb. Lumens/Watt indicates the amount of visible light the bulb emits for a given amount of energy required to generate it. It is a simple measure of energy efficiency where the higher the value the more efficient the light. The basic difference between luminous efficacy (lumens/Watt) and useful lumens or foot candles (lumens/Watt•ft2) is that the former describes the total amount of light emitted by the bulb while the latter describes the amount of light emitted in the relevant target area.


Thermography Services

Icopower ESCO offers thermography services to identify areas for potential savings. Some of the potential energy saving opportunities in facilities arise from frequent preventive maintenance in facilities. Thermography utilizes radiation emitted in the infrared light spectrum to measure surface temperatures by using specially designed infrared video and still cameras. It reveals thermal problems that are simply undetectable to the human eye.

A thermographic inspection can detect problems without shutting down the equipment, or interfering with production.Infrared Thermography reveals maintenance problems that are visually undetectable. This technology enables us to detect overloaded circuits, faulty insulation of both electrical cables and steam lines, faulty connections and other defective electrical components. These faulty systems are normally health hazards and also a source of energy wastage.


Installation Services

Along with our worldwide established partners and extended vendors and contractors’ network, we provide high-quality Installation Services, according to your needs and budget.Application areas:

  1. Electrical Distribution
  2. Lighting (indoor and outdoor)
  3. Energy Management Systems

Maintenance Services

We provide Maintenance Services within the Energy Performance Contract context. Maintenance Services include voltage optimization, surge protection, and reactive power compensation systems. Our approach is according to technical and environmental standards. Our Maintenance Services aim at increasing power reliability and energy savings.


Solar PV

Icopower ESCO has been deploying Solar PV solutions from inception around the country. With the abundance of high sunlight in the region and Africa as a whole, there is need to harness Solar PV for both domestic and industrial use.Icopower ESCO provides an independent Off-the-Grid system that provides autonomy and empowers users to produce and manage electricity effectively. Icopower ESCO applies the ESCO Model. It finances and implements the solar PV solution at its own cost, then sells generated power to the client at a discounted rate. In this way, the client benefits from cheaper electricity at no capital investment.

Icopower ESCO has a pool of competent engineers to ensure accurate designs and installation of Solar PV both for small-scale and large-scale electrical energy consumers are done. The scoping and design planning of projects across Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean with the target to offer a more sufficient and reliable source of green energy is a driving objective to ensure renewable energy uptake all round.The country is working towards providing solutions for excess generated power to be fed back to the grid as a source of revenue generation, and the investment in Solar PV has a futuristic return on investment potential.