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The new energy crisis. What can you do?

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CEO, Birdseye Energy Consulting GmbH

I am on a quest to bring more Energy Managers into industry. Energy Efficiency is behind on Renewable Energy and that is because it is less exciting (is it?) and labour intensive (each situation...

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  • Oct 11, 2021

Prices are going up and you get into stress with many others. You have to do something but your agenda is full. But tomorrow it will be worse. Stock markets are talking already about “ a global energy crisis”.

What is going on? 
Prices of energy are going up much quicker than other prices, it is contributing to general inflation. Several energy providers (UK) had to file for bankruptcy because they are squeezed between rising prices and the commitment to offer constant prices to their customers. 
Also the risk of blackouts is going up. An example is the near black-out in a broad area in Germany last August 14. And today in Germany, the electricity supplier Immergrün announced they will just stop supply to hundreds of customers from Oct 19, writes that more suppliers may follow.

What can you do?
Energy Efficiency + improvement of your Security of Supply is a good start to address both problems (prices and availability) and benefit from the effect “pay one - get two”. Each form of energy storage is not only an answer to Security of Supply (and your nerves) but also a way to save money from the day and night tariff. If corporate benefit is not enough: purchasing energy at times of minimal tariff and low demand is a contribution to the better functioning of infrastructure and of the community, of which you are part. 

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