SEFNCO Communications, (Pr. Svenco) the largest cable and fiber infrastructure company in Washington State, has launched Sefnco Green in response to ongoing concerns over sustainable business practices. Sefnco Communications CEO and Founder Scott Nall said, "We have always considered sustainability as a core of our business practices and felt that offering solutions to our customers would be an excellent match for our portfolio." The mission of the division is to provide innovative solutions that are financially and operationally viable. "While it is easy to discuss sustainability and corporate responsibility, it is another story when it comes to identifying high impact products and programs that are scalable and have measurable ROI." said John Umar, Director of Power Management Solutions.
Acting as primary distributor to the west coast, Sefnco Green has partnered with TruePFC to offer the TruePFC Phase Angle Correction (PAC) appliance which, when applied within a facility with low power factor, will provide consistent power factor correction of at least .95. The inventors of the PAC set out to create a product that will be cost effective but provide significant ROI in terms of payback as well as GHG reduction.
"I grew up here in the Northwest and have seen many of the natural places I remember as a child disappear into hard-scape. It is our responsibility as business leaders to leave a better place for our kids and grand kids. The product [TruePFC PAC] has a tangible output in terms of reducing the amount of electricity used in a facility which in turn translates to reduction in that companies carbon footprint," said Nall. "This product is unique in the sustainability stack in that it provides a major impact in your current environment without changing any other practices or behaviors. The appliance, when added as a piece of your sustainability program, will consistently be one of your leading GHG reduction components," added Umar.
Through the use of smart metering, or demand metering, public utilities measure usage efficiency in terms of power factor. Power factor is the measurement of total power drawn by a facility versus the total power used within the facility. The PUC’s routinely charge excess tariffs for the inefficient use of energy as a formula based on true power factor.
Commercial facilities, such as a grocery store, data center or fabrication shop, will experience high-energy usage with low power factor. Low power factor usually results from the use of compressors and motors, refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, lighting, welders etc. As an example, a grocery store with yearly usage of 2,000,000 kWh and an average power factor of .80 or 80% will use 2.5million kVA hours. After correcting power factor to .95 or 95%, the facility will see a reduction in kVA hours to 2.1million and a total savings of 394,737 kW/yr or savings of over $27,000.00 in minimum rates without factoring the reduction in PF penalty tariffs or demand usage accelerators.
The reduction in usage by this single store has the equivalent impact of planting 73 acres of trees, removing 64 cars from the road, conserving 32,500 gallons of gas and saving 776 barrels of oil.
As the pressure for sustainability and green business practices continues to build, companies with already thin margins are faced with the challenges of meeting these expectations while maintaining their financial edge. Sefnco Green will focus on offering those products that provide our customers fast ROI and significant GHG reductions.
About SEFNCO Communications
SEFNCO Communications (sefnco.com) was founded in 1998 by current CEO, Scott Nall. The company began with four coaxial splicing trucks and a desire to raise the bar on the level of quality that was being provided in telecommunications construction service. Helping to found the company were employees that possessed this same determination and devotion to superior quality and service in a rapidly growing industry.
SEFNCO Communications began its operations from a five acre construction yard in Buckley, Washington. As they grew, the serviceable footprint eventually expanded to support construction and maintenance projects for the greater Puget Sound region of Washington State. Superior quality kept the company at the forefront of the industry as they continued to exceed customer expectations and form partnerships throughout the region. Those successes prompted the need for additional office locations throughout Washington State. The company continued expansion to extend its support operations into California and Idaho, where the same enthusiasm and drive for excellence has been established. Along with the expansion to other markets, SEFNCO Communications added lines of service to further increase its capabilities. Structured Cabling and an Electrical Division were added to better support customer needs for inside plant infrastructure and ever advancing network architecture. Continuing to add to their robust capabilities, SEFNCO Communications most recently formed a Wireless Construction Division in response to the increasing demand for single source solutions in the wireless sector.
Today, SEFNCO Communications (sefnco.com) is best in class and a "first choice" construction solution provider in the telecommunications industry. Operating from multiple offices throughout the Pacific Northwest and California, they have the ability to provide single source construction solutions anywhere on the West Coast and beyond.
The same fundamentals that founded the company are very much alive today. SEFNCO Communications employs a staff of over 200 skilled professionals that continue their devotion to providing the best service to customers and communities, working together to build the future.
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