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.


5 Reasons to use a cloud-based energy and utilities management system

Submitted by Júlia Assis on Thu, 06/28/2018 - 13:19
See five relevant reasons to use a cloud-based energy and utilities management system.

Viridis offers a cloud-based commissioning model using Cloud Computing environments, with the option of public or private cloud environments. There is also the option of using the environment contracted by the client from their current cloud providers. In both cases, data communication with the sites is performed by the Viridis IoT Gateway, a technology developed by Viridis exclusively to provide bi-directional integration in real time with multiple local systems, in addition to performing edge analytics. Commissioning in the cloud offers federated authentication, public or private cloud, and encryption, among other features to provide the highest level of trust and security. Click here to learn more about our solutions. 


Exploring the collaboration between energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in the management of energy

Submitted by Mariane Gonçalves on Fri, 03/23/2018 - 14:19
Understand how energy efficiency and the search for renewable energy contribute to achieving results in the area of energy and utilities management

Given the current demands and the trend of increasing complexity of meeting them, energy management teams encounter great difficulties in using information, seeking results, reducing costs, and improving management processes.
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 how our products can help your company.


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.


How energy and utilities invoice management can help increase control over costs

Submitted by Thiago Turchetti Maia on Tue, 11/08/2016 - 17:25
Energy and utilities consumption invoice auditing is a challenge for companies of different areas and sizes. When it comes to companies with distributed operations in multiple sites, which deal with hundreds or thousands of invoices every month, managing these invoices becomes an even more time-consuming task. Imagine receiving and processing a large amount of water, electric energy, sanitation, gas, and other consumption invoices each month. Making this routine operational is not simple and demands working with a dedicated team.  

Viridis offers input services for all fields in energy and utilities invoices using different processing methods. The system integrates automatically with ERP suites in order to automate accounting flows, payments, and tax credits. It is also possible to use invoice values directly in other Viridis modules, automatically feeding indicators and multiple energy and utilities management models.


Unexpected rise in the energy bill! What now?

Submitted by Carina Lima on Thu, 08/25/2016 - 16:42
Energy consumption in an industrial plant can often be the villain in budget execution, especially when suddenly in a given month the energy and utilities bill rises unexpectedly. The reason for the high consumption rates may not be related to production or equipment problems, but due to leakages (or electric chain escape) in the own energy inputs distribution networks.

Investing in sustainability: competitive advantage or just another expense?

Submitted by Carina Lima on Wed, 06/01/2016 - 19:03
Does your company still see investments in sustainability just as an obligation? Does it understand sustainable practices as cost and not value generation? To put sustainability in the center of business strategy not only contributes to improving the company’s reputation from the consumer’s view, but can also generate profit. In the energy and utilities management scenario, sustainable management can reduce costs by gaining efficiency in processes and reducing energy inputs consumption.

The Emissions Management module of the Viridis Platform promotes comprehensive control of greenhouse gas emsisions as well as of solid and liquid waste from operations of any size and complexity. The system also monitors and manages the entire balance of energy and mass. Emissions can be measured directly or calculated by equivalence from conversion rules applied to the variables of energy consumption. 

Viridis still gives complete support to the execution of practices advocated by the ISO 14001 standard, helping the company to maintain the expected environmental performance, as well as to acquire or maintain its certification by an appropriate external organization. The configuration of rules of equivalent emissions, the establishment of goals and indicators of environmental performance, and the execution of cycles of continuous improvement are essential elements to ensure compliance with the standards and the realization of the sustainable vision of the organization. 

Click here and see detailed information about all of the functions of the Viridis system.