A new customer driven approach
- Jan 21, 2021 4:53 pm GMT
One of the most important requirement of these days is making sure that the monthly power bill is competitive.
But… what metric should be used (by industrial/commercial or institutional energy users) to check its competitive status?
I see a huge opportunity for utility companies to come up with statistics associated with energy users of their own service territory. A few examples.
- Cost of the monthly power bill in $/MWh
- Each energy user would receive a periodic report showing where its $/MWh stand as compared to all others in that service territory
- This report would include also comparisons such as per MWh consumption/month and per specific markets.
Examples to illustrate the concept.
Let’s say this is a pharmaceutical company consumes 1 500 MWh/month of electric energy, pays USD 120 k/month to the local utility company - which equates to USD 80/MWh.
The proposed suggestion is for the local utility company to deliver a report (taking care not to disclose anyone’s name) showing:
- How this company, at USD/80MWh, compares with all other industrial/commercial and institutional energy users in that service territory
- How this company compares with other companies in the same market segment in that service territory
- How this company compares with other companies of the same MWh consumption size in that service territory
This approach is basically to facilitate and expedite decision making processes by those upper managers of companies and institutions. It is a lot easier to compare with others and see where one stands. And most importantly: take the necessary actions to improve.
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