Energy and utility costs represent a significant part of the total costs of most companies. In the case of electricity-intensive industries, for example, the costs of electricity can represent up to 40% of the costs of production, according to data released by FIRJAN (Federation of Industries of the State of Rio de Janeiro). These figures compel companies to try to use less and less energy in their operations through energy efficiency initiatives ranging from the adoption of renewable energies and adoption of new technologies to improvements in planning and management as a whole.
In the infographic below we gather some relevant data on energy consumption in the industrial sector, opportunities for improvement through energy efficiency, and how energy and utilities management, coupled with dedicated tools, can contribute to achieving the goals expected.
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.