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. 


5 Gaps in Energy Management that may be interfering with your results

Submitted by Aline Gonçalves on Fri, 06/08/2018 - 18:24
The Energy Management System aims to establish and perpetuate the culture of consciousness and care in relation to energy use through energy efficiency initiatives. However, without the proper care on the part of organizations, such measures, in addition to being isolated, become temporary significantly undermining management results in the long term.

The Viridis platform provides features to directly support the entire energy and utilities management cycle, including monitoring, planning, procurement, 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 the planning functions provides greater sophistication, consistency, and accuracy in the forecast of future levels of energy consumption and, consequently, about cost planning and its contrast with the value realized. Business Process Management (BPM) functions allow the configuration of procedures specifically aligned with the reality of each operation, facilitating the organization of the entire Energy and Utilities Management System. Finally, the Viridis platform facilitates the integrated management of continuous improvement projects focusing on energy efficiency, promoting strategic alignment from the conception, implementation, and validation of investments performed by the organization using specific measurement and verification functions. 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.