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    • Cogeneration System Design Options 

      Gilbert, J. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1985-05)
      The commercial or industrial firm contemplating cogeneration at its facilities faces numerous basic design choices. The possibilities exist for fueling the system with waste materials, gas, oil, coal, or other combustibles. ...
    • Cogeneration- The Rest of the Story 

      Gilbert, J. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1988-09)
      Everyone is praising the daylights out of cogeneration these days. And while it may be the best energy system design, there are numerous questions that should be asked before anyone jumps on the bandwagon. We are ...
    • Corporate Profitability and Corporate Longevity 

      Gilbert, J. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1983)
      Many firms have discovered in the last few years that even the largest company is not immune to complete financial ruin. Is it due to poor management, lack of market savvy, or just a manifestation of the economy and increased ...
    • The Economics and Corporate Culture of Energy Conservation 

      Gilbert, J. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      It seems that we have all struggled to convince management to pursue energy conservation using economic arguments, only to find that when all is said and done there is something else that gets certain projects approved. ...
    • Energy Economics and Corporate Profitability 

      Gilbert, J. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      Are the short payback projects the best investments for your corporation? Not necessarily so, especially if your firm normally requires large capital outlays and has historically experienced poor margins. Surprisingly, ...
    • Environmental Impact on Applied Technology- Global Warming CFCs & VOCs 

      Gilbert, J. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1989-09)
      Hardly a day goes by that the threats to our environment are not brought to our attention. Whether you are following oil spills, groundwater contamination, global warming, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or volatile organic ...
    • Equipment Energy Models Using Spreadsheet Programs 

      Gilbert, J. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1985-05)
      Engineering calculations on PC's are undergoing a revolution with the advent of spreadsheet programs. The author has found that virtually all of the energy analysis types of programs can be cast into spreadsheet methods ...
    • Getting Excited Again Over Energy 

      Gilbert, J. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1987-09)
      Competition is the name of the game for each of you. It really doesn't matter whether you are in a utility, industry, or have a commercial building operation. Today' s competitive forces are straining the intellect ...
    • Heat Pump Strategies and Payoffs 

      Gilbert, J. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1982)
      After evaluating numerous waste heat sources and heat pump designs for energy recovery, we have become aware that a great deal of confusion exists about the economics of heat pumps. The purpose of this article is to present ...
    • The Hidden Future Shock in Current Energy Economics 

      Gilbert, J. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1981)
      With the flurry of low-cost and no-cost energy conservation measures largely over, American industry is settling down to the frustrating task of assessing medium and large conservation projects. It seems that most of the ...
    • Industrial Heat Pump Design Options 

      Gilbert, J. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1985-05)
      There are numerous industries that can incorporate heat pumps into their operations to save energy costs and payoff the investment in well under two years. Many of these industries can cut energy costs associated with ...
    • Industrial-Utility Cooperation: Moving Into Strategic Alliance 

      Gilbert, J. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1990-06)
      It is no longer uncommon to hear of utilities working more closely with their larger customers, establishing relationships that extend beyond the traditional commodity supplier concepts. What do some of these look like? ...
    • The New Face of Utility Marketing 

      Gilbert, J. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1987-09)
      Ho hum, another conference about energy conservation. Oh, let's call it a conference on energy technology, maybe that will get the juices flowing again. No, let's try issues this time. Sure, let's spend time thinking ...
    • NUGs & IPPs: The Utility-Customer Relationship 

      Gilbert, J. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1990-06)
      Every electric utility forecaster predicts a tremendous increase in the amount of Non-Utility Generation (NUG) and Independent Power Production (IPP) activity. We will not bore the reader with yet another series of tables ...
    • Power Generation and Power Use Decisions in an Industrial Process 

      Gilbert, J. S.; Niess, R. C. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1987-09)
      This paper discusses how to decide whether to generate any or all of a plant's power, or to use power, purchased or self-generated, to move heat or do work. The analysis can be conducted by developing energy composite ...
    • The Role of the Consultant in Marketing Industrial Heat Pumps 

      Gilbert, J. S.; Niess, R. C. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1987-09)
      This paper explores the role that a consultant can play in the acceptance of applied heat pumps by industry (the key word is "industry"). Unfortunately, there are very few engineers in practice today with expertise in ...
    • Utility Marketing Strategies & Pricing Trends 

      Gilbert, J. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1989-09)
      Marketing seems to have come out of the utility closet once again, but it is a far sight different from that of the 1970s. While some are still on a “sell, Sell, SELL!” campaign, most are soberly looking at their customers ...
    • Utility Marketing- Numbers Games, Technology Wars or Relational Marketing? 

      Gilbert, J. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu), 1988-09)
      Natural gas and electric utilities seem to be feverishly interested in expanding their business base, improving consumption load factors while attempting to preserve their customers' profitability. They have turned ...
    • The Utility Relationship to its Key Industries 

      Gilbert, J. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1986-06)
      While the price of energy may have stabilized for the moment, the impact of several years of rate increases in the cost of energy, materials, and labor have made American industry re-evaluate their operations. Utilities ...
    • Utility Roles in Preserving the Industrial Base 

      Gilbert, J. S. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1985-05)
      While the price of energy may have stabilized for the moment, the impact of several years of rate increases in the cost of energy, materials, and labor has made American industry re-evaluate its operations. Utilities serving ...