Energy management is a process that involves energy use optimization for the best outcome while attaining environmental sustainability. The process not only applies to large commercial buildings and industrial facilities but also small living units. Any individual can start the Energy management process through: switching off electrical appliances when not in use, proper equipment operation to save electricity bills.

Energy management has the potential to drive cost savings, protect the environment, ensure resource sustainability, foster innovation and contribute to a more secure and resilient energy future.

Energy management is of paramount importance as it does the following:

Saves Cost
Small or large facilities can reduce their total energy consumption costs by implementing
energy conservation measures.

  1. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions
    Total electricity produced tends to release gases like CO2, CH4 and CO. These gases induce climate change.
  2. Water conservation
    Effective energy management can also indirectly conserve water resources by improving overall resource efficiency.
  3. Statutory compliance to be met
    With time it is becoming obligatory for industries to abide to certain energy compliances issued by regulatory bodies. The compliances are put in place to encourage industries to reduce their carbon footprint.
  4. Maintain energy prices
    For a balance between supply and demand to be attained, energy management is a necessity. This is essential to manage the cost of electricity.
  5. Improve facility performance
    The use of an energy management system aides in identifying failures of equipment and can be rectified instantly. Resulting to reduced maintenance cost.
  6. Sustainability
    Energy management ensures that energy is used efficiently and allows diversity in energy sources. This in turn creates a more resilient and stable energy supply in addition contributing to the overall sustainability of a system.
  7. Efficiency in operations
    Industries and commercial entities rely heavily on energy for operations. Optimizing of energy use can improve on the overall operational efficiency by reducing downtime and
    enhancing productivity.
  8. Residential benefits
    Effective energy management can enhance comfort by ensuring optimal heating, cooling and lighting while saving money in the long term.
  9. Enhances social responsibility
    A facility demonstrating a commitment to sustainable energy practices enhances its reputation and can attract environmentally conscious customers, investors and partners.
  10. Risk management
    Dependence on a single energy source can lead to energy disruptions and price fluctuations. Energy management strategies aid in mitigating these risks.
  11. Energy security
    Entities with well managed energy infrastructure are better equipped to handle and manage energy supply challenges, geopolitical tension and fluctuations in global energy markets.
  12. Real time monitoring
    Energy management enhances the use of real time monitoring systems to automate and optimize energy consumption. This way equipment may be controlled, and data analysis used in identifying inefficiencies.
  13. Decentralized energy production
    With the continuous growth of renewable energy sources, energy management becomes crucial for individual household communities to effectively manage their energy production, consumption and distribution.
  14. Energy awareness
    Energy management raises awareness and educates people about energy conservation practices. Which in turn are used as low-cost methods in reducing energy consumption.
  15. Demand response
    Energy management assists facilities in demand response processes where energy consumption is adjusted based on grid demand to maintain system stability and lower costs.
  16. ESCOs
    Energy management drives the Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) some organizations therefore, enter into contracts with them. This assists in the
    implementation of energy-saving measures. The ESCO is compensated based on energy savings achieved.
  17. Reduction in use an extraction of fossil fuels.
  18. Monitoring
    Energy management leads to monitoring and analysis of energy consumption and aids in tracking usage patterns to identify deviations.
  19. Data Driven decisions
    Enables organizations make informed data driven decisions about energy consumption and efficiency strategies. This is by the use of up-to-date software tools and data leveraging analysis.
  20. Adoption of energy efficient technologies
    Energy management ensures that facilities and industries adopt energy-efficient technologies, optimizing processes and upgrading of equipment to reduce energy waste.