Energy management is a complicated topic but it can be done simply with a little effort. If you want to study the topic in depth you can check out our Guide to Energy Management or simply contact us for a free audit !
Levels of Energy Management
- National Level
- Organisational level
- Facility level
Here we will skip on national level energy management because we hope that you are not a government official trying to learn about energy management on the fly. Energy management in the context of logistics is a very specific topic which we will not cover here.
Organisational level and facility level management energy management use similar methodologies.
Objectives of Energy Management
- Reduce Energy Costs. This is always the number one priority for businesses
- Guarantee Energy Input. We want to make sure that we always have enough energy to run our businesses
- Gain Financial Control. This means understanding where you are spending your money, how to mitigate the fluctuation of energy prices and designing financial structures which fit your needs.
- Reduce Environmental Impact
Components of Energy Management
Here are a few elements you should consider including into an energy management strategy.
- Data Collection
- Data Analysis
- Identification of energy bottlenecks
- Energy efficiency strategy
- Energy Production Strategy
- Procurement Strategy
- Ongoing Checking
- Employee Culture
All of this is explored in more detail in our Guide to Energy Management .
Where does energy efficiency fit ?
Energy efficiency is about doing more with less. So Energy efficiency is an essential component to a good energy management strategy