Commercial Director, Viridis

Viridis’s Commercial Director. He has worked for 35 years at Vallourec in energy, maintenance, and industrial assembling. He managed the energy and utilities project at the Vallourec & Sumitomo (VSB) plant. He holds a BEng in Electrical Engineering and graduate degrees in Industrial Automation and Business Management. He is a member of CB-116, which developed the ABNT NBR ISO 50,001 – Energy Management standard. He was responsible for making Vallourec the first steel company in Brazil to achieve this certification. He is a member of the Board of Renewable Energy and Oil & Gas at FIEMG.

 

Publications by Sérgio Grassi

 

Challenges for the new energy and utilities manager

Submitted by Sérgio Grassi on Mon, 07/16/2018 - 13:02
Learn how changes in the market are creating new challenges energy and utilities managers in large companies.

The Viridis platform for energy and utilities management provides capabilities to directly support the new energy and utilities manager, 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 offers the energy and utilities manager a wide range of technologies for integrated management of continuous improvement projects focusing on energy efficiency, seeking strategic alignment from conception, implementation, and valuation of investments realized by the organization. Click here to learn more about our solutions.


04 initiatives that may help your company reduce energy costs

Submitted by Sérgio Grassi on Tue, 06/06/2017 - 14:15
The American Council for an Energy Efficient-Economy (ACEEE) periodically issues the International Energy Efficiency Scorecard, ranking the world's 23 largest energy-consuming economies on their energy efficiency policies and programs.

ISO 50001: Why should your company get certified?

Submitted by Sérgio Grassi on Sat, 10/22/2016 - 18:54
Standards developed by ISO are widely known in the corporate market. The recognition is expected, since ISO – the International Organization for Standardization – is the largest developer of international voluntary standards, creating global patterns common in all nations in different areas. ISO has developed around 19,000 standards, which affect most of the different markets, including manufacturing, technology and even food security. In 2011, ISO developed a specific standard for energy management: ISO 50001, based on the continuous improvement management system also applied in other well-known standards, like ISO 9,001 and ISO 14,001.

In this context, Viridis’s energy management solution, developed exclusively for operations that consume large amounts of energy, is a strategic tool to help achieve ISO 50001 standardization and to drastically reduce operational, auditing and maintenance costs. With more than 300 features in the system, Viridis can instrument and operationalize all the standard’s practices and definitions, enabling a great part of the actions to be automatically executed and contributing to enhance the productivity of teams. Click here and learn more about our solutions.


Reducing energy & utilities costs in intensive consumers

Submitted by Sérgio Grassi on Mon, 10/17/2016 - 17:13
The awareness of the world’s existing lack of energy resources seems to have finally spread through Brazil. Instead of what has happened in the rest of the world, where for a long time people have been conscious that natural resources are finite, Brazil had to go through a power rationing in 2001 (the first scare) and then through a rise of around 50 percent in the energy tariff in 2015 (the second scare) for the need to ration energy sources to finally sink in.