This group brings together the best thinkers on energy and climate. Join us for smart, insightful posts and conversations about where the energy industry is and where it is going.


Energy: How to achieve competitiveness?

Rafael Herzberg's picture
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...

  • Member since 2003
  • 2,216 items added with 1,292,873 views
  • Oct 10, 2020

Energy: How to achieve competitiveness?

Companies and institutions that achieve and maintain competitive costs with respect to the energy bill have striking and similar characteristics:

  1. Use metrics regarding energy contracting an its use 
  2. These metrics permeate the entire organization 
  3. Strategies are created by the upper management (Cs, VPs)
  4. Operational plans - to implement strategies - are developed by operation managers 
  5. Most of the projects are conceived in a structured fashion
  6. Projects are defined by their technical, financial, legal and management themes 
  7. Timelines  (activities, deadlines and responsible) are aligned among all involved
  8. They call on consultants to help them explore what they don't know 
  9. Treat energy like any other account of the same size 
  10. They pay attention to the changes that always occur, to adjust solutions 

If these 10 points are being executed diligently, congratulations. Otherwise, it is high time to realize that the ongoing strategy wouldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding!


No discussions yet. Start a discussion below.

Rafael Herzberg's picture
Thank Rafael for the Post!
Energy Central contributors share their experience and insights for the benefit of other Members (like you). Please show them your appreciation by leaving a comment, 'liking' this post, or following this Member.
More posts from this member

Get Published - Build a Following

The Energy Central Power Industry Network is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.

If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.

                 Learn more about posting on Energy Central »