Our next post in our series on Triad and TNUoS & DUoS charges is going to cover Triad savings to building owners. This is done through creating a business case for Energy Monitoring and Managements Systems (EMS).
What is an energy monitoring and management system?
Energy management systems are designed to help organisations develop a framework that is both systematic and well-structured.
It can be anything from purchasing strategies to technological improvements to reductions in the performance gap.
At the core of a successful EMS is the process of monitoring and targeting. It must fit in with the company’s strategic aims and policies and can be tailored to the needs of the organisation. When used correctly it can help to reduce costs. This is achieved through understanding the energy consumption, identifying energy waste, and targeting inefficiencies.
Creating a business case
To convince business owners who might not be familiar with the merits of energy management, a robust business case must be created. As well as setting monitoring & targeting targets, the strategy should include, and be supported by, digital technologies.
The route to implementation should also be detailed in a clear and concise manner. It should meet both the needs of the reader and any employees the documents will be presented to. If opportunities to consume lower energy are identified, this can make the business case more appealing to energy managers.
This energy saving strategy can then be used to recognise saving opportunities to mitigate Triads. This can include both how much can be saved and how that can be achieved, whether that is through arbitrage (peak shaving), via the usage of battery storage, or combined heat and power units (CHP). To conclude
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