Case Study

A Case Study on Load Management at Time Warner

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utiliVisor Team
Sep 23, 2014 (2 min read)
a low angle view of several tall buildings, including the Time Warner Skyscraper


Time Warner Center is a two million square foot mixed-use skyscraper which was developed by the Related Companies in 2003 and Managed by Related Management thereafter. The facility has foot traffic of approximately 5,700 people per day for entertainment, luxury condominiums, retail shops, hotel and commercial office space. Time Warner Center in partnership with New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and utiliVisor undertook a load management energy conservation project that optimized the chilled water production for the past two years. Since the project has been implemented, approximately 1,407,014 kWh has been avoided.


The installation of utiliVisor was a two-part process at Time Warner Center.

  1. Installation of a utility grade measurement system for chilled water production and collection of data in a format for detailed analysis over the web.
  2. Continuous Energy Oversight from a team of experienced professionals working with the facility operations of the building.
  3. Validation of ECM’s with metered data to confirm best operations practices.


Implementation of the recommendations result in:

  • 1,407,014 reduction in kWh in 20 months
  • $269,473 Savings in 20 months
  • 648 Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide Avoided

The cost of the two year project is $260,522 with a financial incentive of $100,000 provided by NYSERDA. Through the New York Energy $martsm program utiliVisor was able to reduce the chiller plants energy consumption 1,407,014 kWh with a simple payback of 1.68 years.

New York Energy $martsm

All New York Energy $martsm programs are funded by a system Benefits Charge (SBC) paid by electric distribution customers of Central Hudson, Con Edison, NYSEF, Niagara Mohawk, Orange and Rockland, and Rochester Gas and Electric. NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation established by law in 1975, administers SBC funds and programs under an agreement with the Public Service Commission.

New York Energy $martsm programs are designed to lower electricity costs by encouraging energy efficiency as the State’s electric utilities move to competition. The programs are available to electric distribution customers (residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial) who pay into the SBC.

My staff and I use utiliVisor constantly for improving operation of our Chilled Water Plant. The real time energy plant services provided by utiliVisor in participation with NYSERDA is unique and allows us to sustain energy savings while identifying additional problems that we weren’t aware existed. utiliVisor was worth the investment and we are looking to expanding utiliVisor’s services to other critical building systems.

About utiliVisor

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