Implementing and maintaining a smart energy strategy throughout your business has never been more important than in the current climate. This is due to a number of factors, including the continuous rise of non-commodity costs as part of the energy bill, which now make up over 50% of the bill, and the constant push from Government bodies to decarbonise and reduce reliance on traditional fuel sources.
Whilst reliance on traditional fuel sources is beginning to lessen in the UK as companies begin to show interest in the concept of carbon neutrality and its associated benefits, very little of this has been achieved through the effort of business, heat or transport with 75% of emissions reductions since 2012 coming from the power sector itself. If decarbonisation is to be achieved, UK businesses of all sizes are required to make radical changes in the way they use and manage energy.
It’s time to be smarter
So, as the squeeze on commodity costs as a proportion of the energy bill is forecast to continue to 2021 and beyond, and carbon reduction efforts intensify to meet ambitious targets, the need for complete and connected business-wide energy strategies for managing non-commodity volatility continues to increase in importance.
Since it was founded in 2001, Powerstar has helped thousands of businesses reduce energy consumption and costs, and increase supply security through various methods and technologies, whether standalone or integrated, including voltage optimisation, energy storage, and smart distribution transformers.
The ultimate smart energy strategy
Effective smart energy strategies require the combination of complementary smart energy technologies to provide a complete solution that is fit for the requirements of each business or site, and a multi-layered approach is required to ensure the below 4 areas are covered:
1. Efficiency – this includes consumption and emission reductions, as well as the implementation or maximising of renewable generation.
2. Flexibility – the strategy in place should provide the business with full control over its energy usage.
3. Resilience – the business should benefit from energy resilience delivered full Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) to protect from energy-related failures and keep operations running smoothly.
4. Insights – following implementation the business should be able to continuously analyse ongoing improvements and asset synergy. This is usually achieved through remote monitoring and management platforms.
Are you prepared?
Implementing a complete, fit-for-purpose energy strategy requires careful consideration of the business, its needs, and its current energy use; but starting the journey is easy…
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