Why is breaking down your energy bills so important in cost prioritisation?
Lower total energy consumption means lower energy costs. Given the constraints businesses face in terms of staff time and expertise in dealing with energy issues, most of them are unlikely to have broken down monthly bills, meaning they have probably overlooked errors and unnecessary charges. A new approach should be considered, not only to save energy but at the same time to meet productivity goals.
Enel X consultants can help clients cut costs with a full-scope consultancy service that focuses on cost prioritisation initiatives. Here’s how:
First, by benchmarking against the client’s billing data, our consultants can offer an accurate picture of the way energy is being consumed.
From that, our team can easily pinpoint the real cost drivers. In turn, that allows customers to immediately put in place measures that prioritise cost reduction and optimise energy use.
In order to reduce energy costs in the most effective way, clients should change suppliers or even consider moving sites to areas that have lower energy prices.
They can also integrate green measures (i.e. Demand Response, Storage, DER projects, etc.), which have the added benefit of reducing their carbon footprint. Our team can also help forecast unplanned events that may increase costs, such as natural disasters, regulatory change, equipment renovation or repairs.
Automatic control systems can help to cut costs and boost efficiency. Enel X consultants leverage on digital platforms to collect, analyse, and benchmark wide-ranging data from all energy-consuming equipment. The software then suggests improvements in use and provides insight into what is driving costs and what is the real potential of each piece of equipment. This allows businesses to better plan their activities and maximise value.