Businesses worldwide, in every industry, are being forced to reduce monthly operating costs to maximize profit margins. The cost and reliability of energy (electricity primarily) has become a significant burden to many organizations.
Finding innovative approaches to reduce energy consumption, safeguard access to energy sources, or produce energy in a more cost-effective manner are now priorities. Implementing an organization-wide energy management plan is not only good for the bottom line but will also increase competitiveness and improve the planet!
What is Energy Management?
Energy management is a proven method to positively impact technical and behavioral changes within an organization to continually improve energy performance in the most cost-effective ways.
This systematic approach requires consistent assessment of policies and processes to ensure maximum energy efficiency throughout all areas of operations.
Why Manage Energy?
Companies that implement a Corporate Energy Management Plan (CEMP) realize significant direct and indirect benefits, such as:
- Energy cost savings; lower monthly operating costs
- Improved operational efficiencies
- Improved maintenance, health and safety practices
- Reduced greenhouse-gas emissions and carbon footprint
- Less exposure to changing energy prices
- Energy independence, supply security and reduced dependence on imported fuels
- Prioritization of no cost and low cost energy saving opportunities in day-to-day operations
- Increased energy awareness and green initiative staff participation
- Informed management decision-making
- Improved company image, increased market competitiveness and new green marketing opportunities
Who should apply energy management practices? And, when is the best time to start?
Nearly every organization will benefit from thoroughly investigating how they consume energy to identify areas for improvement. The benefits of energy management can be achieved by all industries, sectors and sizes of business. Although some management teams may be reluctant to initiate the process, investing in this proven methodology is worth it.
Unfortunately, energy costs will continue to rise over time. The savings cannot be realized until after organizational changes are made. Delaying the launch of an energy management program is literally costing you money. Therefore, the best time to get started is as soon as possible.
How are management teams guided through the CEMP process?
At Vision Energy Solutions (VES) our number one priority is to provide innovative solutions to power Small Island Developing States (SIDS) sustainably. Sustainability is a term that means, “in a way that can be maintained over time.” As fossil fuel resources are depleted and costs rise, ultimately the way we currently produce and consume energy is not sustainable. Therefore, VES is focusing on reducing consumption and bringing renewable energy solutions to our clients.
We will guide you through the development of a customized plan. This planning document will act as a comprehensive repository for all critical information. The processes and resources required for implementing effective measures to improve energy performance and reduce or maintain lower energy costs over time will be readily available.
VES utilizes a 5-step approach adapted from the proven systems developed by global organizations like the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC.)
Get started today
The energy efficiency experts at VES look forward to discussing your energy priorities. Request a free initial consultation to determine if implementing a CEMP makes sense for your organization.