Plan the energy strategy

We define the energy strategy that’s best suited to the issues and structures of companies considering the economic climate and structural context

 Energy as a form of energy creation is not improvised but organised

The energy sector evolves fast, and it could be a source of risks and opportunities for companies. The actions to take and the governance to implement to improve their energy performance must be well thought out:

  • What purchasing strategy for what form of energy independence?
  • What consolidation and analysis of associated data?
  • What kind of energy management?
  • What are the possible forms of financing?
  • What features should be centralised or de-centralised?
  • What services should be internalised or externalised, and if so what business model should be used?

These questions should be integrated into the vision of the different associated issues: purchasing fossil fuels and electricity, renewable energy, managing overall energy cost, energy efficiency, demand-response management, self-consumption, storage and retrieval, securing energy supplies, …

For a project to succeed, key areas include:

  • Strong collaboration between client teams and GreenFlex: there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” energy strategy, but an optimal configuration with a view to actions already started, the organisation in place, specific business features and the business culture
  • A large-scale integration of all energy issues upstream: deal with subjects as a whole, instead of compartmentalised in silos, is a way of creating value; building an energy efficiency plan including its financing, structuring energy purchasing while anticipating changes in usage, deployment of energy counting solutions while including the issue of deletion, …
  • A theoretical / real-world hybrid approach: a general policy and set of guidelines needs to be established that, from the outset, is based around testimony and technical site visits