Product Manager, Viridis

Viridis Product Manager, with more than 20 years of leadership in innovation and technology programs in large industrial organizations. PhD and masters degree in computer science from UFMG, bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, innovation and sustainability fellow at Sloan School of Management, MIT. Extensive experience in project management and open innovation teams with industry, academia, and startups, applying digital technologies and analytics to challenges in productivity, strategy, and sustainable development.

 

Publications by Bruno Santos Pimentel

 

After the “how much”, the “why”: how to explain variations in energy and utilities consumption?

Submitted by Bruno Santos Pimentel on Thu, 06/21/2018 - 18:34
Understand the context of energy and utilities consumption and its impact on the search for energy efficiency.

The Viridis energy and utilities management platform provides features to directly support initiatives for monitoring, analysis, simulation, and optimization of energy efficiency in industrial organizations. 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. Regardless of the level of instrumentation available, the Viridis platform offers many opportunities for research on the main variables that influence energy consumption, either from data collected automatically, collected manually, or calculated. Integration with production management systems and corporate systems allows the capture and analysis of energy performance indicators for assets at any organizational level, taking into account the uncertainties associated with measurements, the balance of measurement networks and the reconciliation of mass and energy balance data. Click here to learn more about our solutions. 


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. 


Seven reasons why energy efficiency programs do not generate the expected results

Submitted by Bruno Santos Pimentel on Tue, 04/03/2018 - 18:22
Learn seven reasons why energy efficiency programs do not generate the expected results and learn how to increase the chances of success of energy transformation initiatives.

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, measurement and verification, 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 reinforces the transformation initiative, 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 by the specific functions of measurement and verification. 


Energy efficiency and corporate sustainability

Submitted by Bruno Santos Pimentel on Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:24
Energy management initiatives are no different. In fact, efforts of organizational transformation — focused on quality, innovation, sustainability, and energy efficiency, among others — require focus and persistence to analyze the current situation, establish goals of evolution, create implementation plans, execute them and evaluate their results, feeding the learning obtained in each iteration back into the process.

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.


The power of data analysis in energy management

Submitted by Bruno Santos Pimentel on Tue, 09/05/2017 - 19:32
Recent years have shown a strong expansion of technologies based on data analysis - or analytics - to support decision-making processes. Whether in everyday situations like finding the best route to a particular destination, or in more complex problems typical of the industrial environment, such as planning production batches, evaluating the risks of a given project, or determining the most important factors in the performance of an operation, decision support systems have become essential elements in the search for better performance.

The Viridis platform provides functionalities for collecting, cleaning, and visualizing data on consumption and generation of energy, facilitating the analysis of complex problems and the identification of opportunities. Capable of processing large volumes of data in real time, the Viridis platform incorporates algorithms for building models that combine information on consumption and power generation, production context, and financial information , providing important insights for the manager .The Viridis platform's planning capabilities permit the identification of optimal operational configurations for large energy consumers, enabling scenario and sensitivity analyses that ensure greater robustness of the decision-making process. Click here and read more about Viridis's Products.