What is energy management? According to Wiki:
Energy management includes planning and operation of energy production and energy consumption units. Objectives are resource conservation, climate protection and cost savings, while the users have permanent access to the energy they need.
There is also the energy-saving meaning:
When it comes to energy saving, energy management is the process of monitoring, controlling, and conserving energy in a building or organization. Typically, this involves the following steps:
- Metering your energy consumption and collecting the data.
- Finding opportunities to save energy, and estimating how much energy each opportunity could save. You would typically analyze your meter data to find and quantify routine energy waste, and you might also investigate the energy savings that you could make by replacing equipment (e.g. lighting) or by upgrading your building’s insulation.
- Taking action to target the opportunities to save energy (i.e. tackling the routine waste and replacing or upgrading the inefficient equipment). Typically you’d start with the best opportunities first.
- Tracking your progress by analyzing your meter data to see how well your energy-saving efforts have worked.
At Firmogram, we talk a lot about the little things you can do to help cut your own consumption. As detailed as this analysis can be, it won’t mean much if we don’t change our behaviours. With Ayo Energy Solutions, they can provide your organization with a detailed techno economic analysis of the options that results in an actionable energy plan, and it helps to hire someone to tell you the steps you would need to save. However, if your organization wants to save money, start with the little things. Make it a priority to educate your staff on becoming aware of the energy consumption that they are responsible for. Small changes in people’s behaviour can lead to big energy savings.
Why is it important?
Much of the importance of energy saving stems from the global need to save energy – this global need affects energy prices, emissions targets, and legislation, all of which lead to several compelling reasons why you should save energy at your organization specifically.
If it wasn’t for the global need to save energy, the term “energy management” might never have even been coined. Globally, we need to save energy in order to:
- Reduce the damage that we’re doing to our planet.
- Reduce our dependence on the fossil fuels that are becoming increasingly limited in supply.
The What, Why, and How of Energy Management
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