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The challenge of "strategizing"

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Consultant energy affairs, Self employed

Rafael Herzberg- is an independent energy consultant, self-employed (since 2018) based in São Paulo, Brazil* Focus on C level, VPs and upper managers associated to energy related info, analysis...

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The challenge of "strategizing"

A minority of companies and institutions contract energy super competitively and use it efficiently have a common characteristic.

They design robust strategies and use metrics to permanently monitor results.

Contracting energy includes evaluating the sources that should be part of the portfolio in order to make a good cost arbitrage and also mitigating the risks of unplanned interruptions of the public grid.

Using energy efficiently requires energy conversion processes that reduce waste, take into account on-peak and off-peak hours, control recorded demand and power factor.

All this is well known and even simple. But... there needs to be a systemic commitment from board members, managers and employees on the operations floor.

I can safely say that this approach is worth it. There are often super valuable opportunities to be discovered and captured.


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