What is Energy Deregulation. What Does it Mean to You? Posted at 03:16h in Ideas by Julie Hoey Ok let’s get to the point: there are many myths prevalent in the energy industry that suggests Deregulation is bad for the user. I’ve heard this directly from friends, family and customers. Though I don’t agree I certainly understand why people believe this way. First what is deregulation?
Deregulation is really the decoupling of the commodity (Natural Gas and Electricity) portion of the bill and transportation (Pipelines and Transmission Lines). Years ago Utilities dominated both sides of that business, namely supplying the commodity and transporting it. True deregulation means other companies can compete one with another to supply consumers the commodity portion of the bill.
This is no different than any other market place in the world. Deregulation allows a comparison to be made. These are a few thoughts on deregulation. Comments comments. What Does it Mean to Be Energy Compliant? In today’s green and economically troubled society, many societal and federal programs and organizations have pushed for a more energy efficient world.
This is reflected in the cars we drive, the food we eat, our appliances and heating and cooling systems, and even the light bulbs we use. So what does it mean to be energy compliant, and what does that mean for enterprise-level customers? Being energy compliant relates to four interrelated core areas: Improves performance – Improving performance means incorporating energy efficient strategies and methodologies in the machines, equipment, appliances, and lighting used in every day productivity and operations. By incorporating such energy efficient tactics, such as using energy management and tracking tools, software, and exporting and analyzing data, businesses are able to make decisions on how to improve performance and save energy. Reduces energy waste – Businesses reducing energy waste also means reducing money spent. Comments comments. What is Smart Grid Technology?
Today businesses and enterprise-level companies are looking for new innovative ways to improve efficiency, increase productivity, and reduce overall energy usage, waste, and costs. Many companies have begun implementing smart grid technology in order to help them with their overall energy efficiency and productivity goals. So what exactly is smart grid technology and how does it work? Smart grid technology basically involves computer systems that communication with energy sources such as power plants, wind farms, and even home electrical systems via electricity networks. Smart grid technology monitors overall energy usage and productivity levels so that businesses and companies can analyze energy levels and make decisions and improvements accordingly. Gone are the days when energy companies had to send out workers to physically monitor and take note of meters and other quantitative data related to energy usage.
Comments comments. Your Enterprise Energy Management Goals. Posted at 01:07h in EMS, SaaS, Software by Julie Hoey Today when we think of energy management, perhaps there are two words that come to mind. Those words are: “green” and “efficiency”. Some might also say, “sustainability”, or “resiliency”. Regardless of what buzz words your company uses to incorporate and refer to energy management strategies, the goal is ultimately still the same: become more energy efficient.
Energy management and efficiency goals exist to accomplish a few different goals: save energy and money on utility costs, improve productivity and efficiency, and reduce lifecycle costs on existing company assets or machines. Combining these three goals will no doubt drive down utility costs and bring up productivity and efficiency levels. Remembering, saving energy is saving money. An example of such software is SaaS, which is Software as a Service. Comments comments. Energy Efficient Strategies for Homes, Enterprises, and Everything in Between. Posted at 05:44h in EMS, Software by Julie Hoey As we’ve talked about several times already, the increase and growth of energy management systems and solutions is only expect to grow in the next four to five years. While we also talk a lot about how energy efficiency management solutions is going to change the way we do business and our society functions, much like technology has already done, it also will become more and more visible in homes and small businesses.
A recent study released by Markets and Markets claims that the energy management systems market is expected to grow from $17.4 billion at the close of 2013 to $38.49 billion by the year 2018. Out of all the markets and countries, including North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, the highest growth potential is expected in North America. Many energy management systems and solutions suppliers range greatly in products and services today.
Comments comments. Geothermal Energy is Green Energy. With the constant rise in energy costs, enterprise-level companies and residents are constantly looking for alternative energy resources and solutions to drive down energy costs and save on waste. One trending form of energy efficiency is green energy options. Furthermore, one popular form of green energy is geothermal energy used as a heating resource. Geothermal energy is basically natural heat from the Earth. The geothermal energy range beneath the Earth’s surface can range from hot ground water to molten rock, or magma, several miles further into the Earth.
There are several locations throughout the world that have areas of geothermal energy, or where hot rock and hot ground water can be found. Some of these locations include in the western United States, Hawaii, and even Alaska. So what does geothermal energy have to do with renewable energy and green energy options? All in all, geothermal energy has the potential to be an efficient and effective energy resource. Comments comments.
How to Know if Your Energy Technology is Outdated. We live in a high-powered digital society today. Technology improves and is released at such a rapid pace that individuals and organizations can barely keep up. This is because the demand for resources and technology is high and many organizations look to these resources to measure data and overall performance, regardless of industry or project. But what happens over time when technology and resources become outdated? At what point do risks increase and become a greater concern for energy management implementation projects and for the organization as a whole? Incomplete Data. Data Inconsistencies and Inefficiencies. Lack of Security. If there is any indication or suspicion that your data may not be safe, then it may be time to consider an upgrade to your energy management software and technology.
All in all, energy cost and consumption management is becoming a bigger deal today across various organizations. Comments comments. Energy Management for Small Business. While energy management continues to be a growing trend today among many organizations and enterprises, there isn’t one industry or particular enterprise that can benefit from energy management over another. Regardless of industry, business size, or even building size, energy management can still be a crucial part to reducing overall energy consumption and costs.
Many plant and facility project managers that operate in small or medium-sized buildings might be under the misconceived notion that energy management isn’t needed for them because they function in such a small setting. Nothing could be further from the truth. While the energy strategy and management tactics might be different for a smaller business or building, energy management can still have a high-performing impact on energy consumption and costs. All in all, energy management for small businesses and small buildings, particularly if they are outdated or old, is important too. Comments comments. Energy Software & Hardware. Energy Management Products. Energy Consulting | Software for Energy Consulting. Regardless of whether you are a small or large consulting organization, management of your client’s energy data is essential to operations.
Utilizing our enterprise software you will be able to manage this information. As a consultancy company, you may choose to manage this energy data centrally, with this software you can install it to your own company site, or allow us to host it for you. Importing and central data management are possible, and client data can access to a remote site can be granted through a secure internet connection. As a fully branded product, you have branding options available to you with the software; you have options which range from the ability to import a company logo, going all the way up to making it a full OEM product.
It is also possible to integrate the software to your business site, and it can be accessed anywhere online, by clients, when necessary. Several techniques for data management are available. Energy Management Software. Finding a way to make renewable sources such as solar, wind and thermal economically viable has been difficult for many organizations. Because Grid2 solutions help to maximize the operating efficiency in each phase of the value chain, getting past a once high hurdle rate becomes far less difficult. Offset peak demand, reduce dependency on outside production and utilize pure renewable sources at the lowest cost possible. Solar energy is one of the most popular renewable sources of energy, and for various reasons. For one, solar energy is fairly easy to harness and two, because the technology is simple to grasp.
Grid2 renewable energy solutions are seamlessly integrated, facilitating monitoring and control of every energy device installed. Energy Management Software.