Renewable Energy - Process Efficiency
"The first step in the clean-energy revolution is to dramatically improve energy efficiency. Through a variety of measures ranging from better building efficiency and low-energy lighting to more fuel-efficient vehicles, we have the potential to cut world energy-demand growth by more than 64 million barrels of oil a day - equivalent to one and a half times current annual U.S. energy consumption.
Best of all, improvements in energy efficiency more than pay for themselves. We estimate that dramatically increasing energy efficiency would require annual investments of $170 billion over the next 13 years. But these investments would generate a return of well over $900 billion annually by 2020 through lower energy costs.
Energy efficiency is the low-hanging fruit of the clean-energy revolution".
(Jeremy Oppenheim, Eric Beinhocker, and Diana Farrell, McKinsey Global institute, November 15, 2008)
With energy costs rising, mandatory government programs increasing and growing environmental concerns, our clients are required to think about energy strategically. Our dedicated team continues to assist many of Australia’s largest industrial organisations to achieve sustainable savings in energy use, productivity gains and an improved corporate profile.
Energetics' team has supported many clients to understand and minimise energy consumption costs and establish systems and programs that deliver continuous improvement in energy management. Through the use of our process efficiency services, many clients have experienced cost effective, quality outcomes that have helped to improve the efficiency of their business.
Efficiency starts with strategy
Energetics has provided strategic advice to many clients to help them manage their energy more efficiently to reduce costs and effectively manage associated risks. We have assisted these clients with policy, strategy, development of robust management systems and the implementation of continuous improvement programs.
Management systems and capacity building
The diagnostic tools developed by Energetics have helped many clients to gain significant savings, secure top management buy-in and build competencies to continuously improve the way in which they manage energy. Energetics' unique approach the energy management integrates with the methodology of processes already widely used by businesses to manage quality, safety, environment and reliability. Using Energetics' range of diagnostic tools for energy, water and waste, including One-2-FiveR, AchieverR and ChallengerR; organisations are able to quickly identify opportunities for savings and improvement within their management processes.
Best of breed benchmarking and tools drives continuous improvement
Our suite of diagnostic tools provides clients with best practice industry standard tools for assessing energy performance. A key feature of Energetics' One-2-FiveR products is the web-based benchmarking capability. This allows benchmarking of management performance internally between different sites or against more than 1,700 users of the One 2-FiveR diagnostic internationally. When combined with efficiency benchmarking (using Key Performance Indicators), management benchmarking is a powerful mechanism for driving continuous improvement at all levels within an organisation.
Energy management: assessments, incentives and funding
Energetics helps clients systematically assess opportunities for reducing energy consumption and costs. We help many of Australia’s largest organisations to meet the requirements of mandatory and voluntary Government energy programs, including:
- Commonwealth's Energy Efficiency Opportunities Assessments (EEO);
- NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change Energy (ESAP);
- Victorian EPA's State Environment Protection Policy (SEPP (AQM);
- Victorian Environment and Resource Efficiency Plans (EREP);
- Various Government Energy Management Programs; and
Voluntary energy management initiatives sponsored by government, industry associations and businesses, including best practice programs.
Energetics also has a vast amount of experience in helping businesses to access incentives and funding programs, such as the NSW Energy Savings Fund .