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How to assemble your energy matrix

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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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How to assemble your energy matrix

Each company or institution has a geographic location, a potential consumption volume of each source to be analyzed, and a predisposition (or not) to assume a supply contract.

This set of factors (among others potentially) defines the costs that providers will present for each energy source. Usually each of them has its business unit. It can be, for example, $/liter, $/MWh,, $/m³, $/kg.

The next step is equalizing all costs on the same physical unit. Illustratively it can be in $/MWh.

I also recommend equalizing the efficiencies of the conversion processes. An electric oven may have a different performance than a gas oven. And this goes for all comparisons!

This way, you can already come up your own table with the prospected sources in the same technical-commercial reference, facilitating the decision-making process!

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