The 7 tasks that require the most time of energy and utilities management teams

Submitted by Dayane Machado on Wed, 05/30/2018 - 14:31
Companies can be seen as large collections of processes. All areas have a set of procedures, patterns, and workflows that define their form of operation. In this scenario it's not unusual to find management teams with routines based on large amounts of manual labor, which in the world of energy management is analogous to saying that your day revolves around a daunting number of spreadsheets, each one having equally staggering complexity.

The Viridis platform for energy and utilities management provides capabilities of monitoring, planning, contracting, costing, measurement and verification, simulation, and optimization of energy consumption – in an integrated way. This integration completely eliminates the need to use spreadsheets, in addition to allowing greater control, security, and quality of information. Data concerning energy consumption can be captured by the platform in real time, immediately treated in terms of quality and inserted into a contextualization mechanism that facilitates more robust and comprehensive analyses. Otherwise the Viridis platform also facilitates the incorporation of processes and tools that are commonly implemented in spreadsheets by users: forms for manual entry of data (for metrics that do not have physical meters), production plans used for prediction of energy consumption, forms for entry and verification of invoice data, spreadsheets that represent business rules in specific tasks and pivot tables for querying and visualization of combinations of data – all are of course covered by the Viridis platform and its interface components in order to facilitate the internalization of the tool and the rapid capture of value by users. Learn more about our products.


Infographic: Energy consumption in industry

Submitted by Mariane Gonçalves on Thu, 05/24/2018 - 20:54
See data in the infographic on energy consumption in industries and consumption management as an ally for energy efficiency in operations.

The Viridis energy and utilities management platform provides features to directly support the routine of monitoring energy consumption of large industrial operations, as well as initiatives to increase energy efficiency. The monitoring functions allow the identification of opportunities for improvement in processes, stratifying the consumption of electricity according to various dimensions, and allowing the calculation of cost gains and, considering opportunities for diversification of the energy matrix, reduction of equivalent emissions. Electricity-intensive industries are intensely exposed to the volatility of energy prices, in both the short and long term. The acquisition of electricity in free market for energy – based on demand levels, seasonality, and other parameters of interest – therefore depends on a good degree of predictability of consumption levels and future prices. The Viridis platform naturally integrates consumption data collected in real time with prediction models of future consumption for different price scenarios, facilitating the management of procurement contracts and thus promoting end-to-end efficiency: from factory floor processes to complete management of the energy and utilities function. Learn more about our products.


How to handle risks in energy and utilities management

Submitted by Bruno Santos Pimentel on Thu, 05/10/2018 - 13:38
The application of the discipline of risk management is essential in decision-making processes of high relevance, such as energy and utilities management. Read full article!

The Viridis platform for energy and utilities management provides capabilities to directly support the management of risks associated with functions of energy and utilities management in industrial and administrative organizations, covering monitoring, planning, contracting, costing, measurement and verification, simulation, and optimization of the consumption and generation of energy. The monitoring functions permit the capture and analysis of energy performance indicators of assets at any organizational level, taking into account the uncertainties associated with measurements, the balancing of networks of measurement, and the reconciliation of mass and energy balance data. The integration of monitoring data with planning functions facilitates the development of robust models for predicting consumption, which permits the analysis of different scenarios of future consumption, and consequently the exposure of the organization to risks – operational and financial – associated with short- and long-term energy contracts. The analysis of scenarios also promotes the identification and quantitative assessment of risks related to the results of energy efficiency projects, contributing to the proper valuation of these investments. Click here to find out more about our solutions. 


10 capabilities that should not be missing in an effective energy and utilities management system

Submitted by Mariane Gonçalves on Thu, 04/19/2018 - 22:27
Today the big concern of companies in various segments is the balance between streamlining the consumption of energy resources and of other inputs without decreasing productivity and the quality of products and services offered.

The Viridis platform for energy and utilities management provides capabilities to directly support energy efficiency initiatives of industrial organizations, covering functions including monitoring, planning, contracting, costing, simulation, and optimization of energy consumption. The monitoring functions permit the identification of opportunities for process improvement, stratifying energy consumption in terms of different dimensions, in addition to allowing the quantification of gains in terms of costs and greenhouse gas emissions. 

The integration of monitoring data with planning functions strengthens the efforts of the transformation initiatives, since it confers greater sophistication, consistency, and accuracy in the prediction of future consumption and, consequently, in planning of costs and the comparison with the actual values. Finally, the Viridis platform enables integrated management of projects of continuous improvement with a focus on energy efficiency, seeking strategic alignment from the conception, implementation, and evaluation of the investments carried out by the organization. Learn more about our products.