Over obsession with “Savings” starts to cost organisations dearly, anything that does not straight away give X% savings isn’t looked at with interest, potentially ignoring the fundamental value addition it brings in sustaining #EnergyEfficiency or #EnergyProductivity improvement.
Without doubt Savings either in the form energy consumption or cost reduction or a combination, is something that drives decision making process when it comes #EnergyEffciency investments.
To be frank we cannot blame industries entirely for it, i mean that is the way most of products, solutions around #EnergyEfficiency have been sold to them. People have spoken about #ROI, #Payback etc, seldom people talk about aspects like Performance Management, Automated M&V, Automated Reporting & Scientific Budgeting, aspects that have greater impact on organisational and cultural change when it comes to #EnergyEfficiency #EnergyProductivity management.
Some of the forward looking organisations have realized that having a myopic view on ways to improve #EnergyEfficiency #EnergyProductivity will cost them dearly in the longer run. They are looking at driving changes that have a long term vision and an integrated strategy, they are not looking at executing things in isolation. That is going to be the differentiator.
Energy markets are transitioning fast; Energy Efficiency/Productivity is set to play much bigger role in the transitioning process. Energy Efficiency policies must reflect the new market sentiments and provide long term direction, which in most cases is found missing.
Different think tanks, development agencies and governments have sponsored/funded numerous studies and reports barriers to scaling Energy Efficiency and potential ways to overcome those barriers. The kind of data that has been collected over the areas has not been utilized adequately and is not digitally available.
Establishing central repositories and digitizing such data assets can help create better economic and social value out of data assets, information and insights that can be generated collectively could foster business model innovation, develop tools/applications to simplify energy efficiency, rationalize the cost of energy audits, encourage new age Entrepreneurs to leverage technology and #BigData to solve complex problems.
We have seen the impact of Shared economy in sectors like transportation, hospitality and media. It’s time that Energy Efficiency markets take a clue; open-up to create more value for every stakeholder.
Over the last few years #EnergyEfficiency markets have evolved, calling for businesses/industries to provide more strategic importance to #EnergyManagement.
To assist #CXOs and #EnergyManagers understand the changes happening and the response they need to provide, E-Cube Energy
has come up with a 6 series Podcast on Energy Management and Energy Analytics. Each episodes have been designed in a way to help address specific problems and provide certain call to action.
You can use the following links to listen to the Podcast series or sign up for the EDA clinic assistance on Energy Data Analytics
Call to Actions
- Are your #EnergyManagement strategy as per global best practices? – Take the test!
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