Through proven methods including variable frequency drives (VFD), LED lighting and conservation methods and control, many new and existing facilities achieve the savings that they expect. However, many solutions are overstated as energy savers including power factor (PF) correction, harmonic solutions and conservation voltage reduction (CVR). Some solutions may not specifically save energy. but offer financial savings for end users as an incentive or penalty avoidance. This paper will identify realistic levels of energy savings and expected financial benefits with proven methods in addition to identifying how to evaluate false energy savings claims.