It is becoming increasingly important for organizations to drive their mission with sustainability in mind – external pressures from government and activists to not only abide by regulations but aim to cut back on all excess waste has forced companies to rethink their practices. According to LNS Research, there are six components in Enterprise Sustainability Management – Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS); Energy Management; Carbon Management; Operational Risk Management; Product Stewardship; Sustainability Reporting. While all of these play important roles in Enterprise Sustainability Management, we are going to focus on Energy Management and Sustainability Reporting.
As electricity users enter the summer months, they should be aware of the Summer On-Peak Demand Charge which is added to their electric utility bill. This demand charge is evaluated weekdays between the hours 1PM to 5PM, 12PM to 6PM, or 4PM to 9PM depending on your electric utility company and rate tariff. It is important because it is an additional charge assessed between $11 and $23/kW depending on your rate tariff. This is commonly a 25 to 30% cost added to your bill, which is significant.
Steve Acevedo CEO comments on the recent LA Times article, "Overcharged DWP customers could get an additional $50 million in Refunds, new layers say"
For the first of our six-part series on Building a Successful Energy Consulting Practice, Steve Acevedo, CEO and Founder of Agave® Systems, explains the importance of services. This series offers recommendations to challenges that service organizations face. Steve discusses how a services practice with an ongoing billing stream could be the key difference between you and your competitors. Following the video, download a PDF displaying the information from the presentation. If you are interested in our Agave® Systems referral sales team, click here. Until next time, good luck and good selling!
Agave® Systems is excited to announce the launch of Evolution™ Version 3.0.
Agave® Evolution™ is a cloud based Energy as a Service (EaaS) solution that enables energy management by simplifying the continuous process.The EVOLUTION™ Analytics monetizes energy usage patterns to help identify when reducing energy can generate the biggest savings for our client.
Agave® Evolution™ Key Benefits:
- Real-Time Interval Data
- Sustainability Reporting
- Better Energy Management
- Rate & Billing Auditing
- Energy Star® Benchmarking
- Reduce Demand Charges
- Microgrid Efficiency Analysis
- Understand ROI on Energy Projects