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.


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. 


Energy and Utilities Management and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Submitted by Mariane Gonçalves on Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:20
Entenda como a gestão de energia e utilidades pode contribuir com os Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável da ONU e ainda tornar sua empresa mais competitiva.

Viridis products help our customers' operations become ever more efficient in the consumption of energy and utilities, which has positive impacts on the economies and communities where these operations take place – in economic and social terms, through the promotion of employment, income, and quality essential services; in environmental terms by the reduction of emissions, waste, and consumption levels of both renewable and non-renewable natural resources.


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.

Energy and Utilities Cost Accounting - Part 2

Submitted by Thiago Turchetti Maia on Thu, 03/23/2017 - 16:43
Good rules are the foundation for good cost accounting. Costing rules determine how the continuous consumption of energy and utilities, ideally measured by a network of meters, will translate into accounting transactions in cost centers. As with most things in management, good rules contribute to accountability, accuracy, and transparency, whereas bad rules do just the opposite. Good rules will try to employ direct costing as much as possible, creating a direct association between the consumption measured by meters in specific parts of the operation to the values registered in their corresponding cost centers.

The Viridis platform manages the whole cost accounting discipline, from meters to uploaded transactions in ERP systems. It supports direct and indirect costing rules from multiple sources, and provides managers with cost tracking resources to further enhance transparency and accountability.


Energy and Utilities Cost Accounting - Part 1

Submitted by Thiago Turchetti Maia on Wed, 03/15/2017 - 16:13
Most cost-sensitive operations dedicate leadership time and effort to properly manage their costs. When done right, managers feel the pressure to cut costs right down to their own individual bottom line, and strive to improve the economic performance of the operations they are responsible for. When done wrong, that is, when costs are not properly assigned nor results diligently commanded, costs become a lesser priority to the organization with the inevitable ensuing consequences.

The Viridis platform handles all data management necessary for proper cost accounting, automating the whole workflow from meters and costing rules to indicators and accounting transactions. The Viridis costing module integrates directly with ERP systems, improving process accuracy, timeliness, transparency, and agility.