STRATEGIC ENERGY MANAGEMENT
In 2005, SEG implemented the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s Continuous Energy Improvement initiative — a flagship project that has become the basis for today’s SEM industry. SEG has been a recognized leader in the field ever since.
MY ENERGY COACH
Energy efficiency applies to every business, small or large. To help smaller organizations improve their energy practices, SEG has developed My Energy Coach, an innovative online, self-paced energy-efficiency coaching program that equips small businesses with the tools they need to implement and maintain a strategic energy plan.
ISO 50001 ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The ISO 50001 energy management system ‘raises the bar’ by requiring an organization to demonstrate improved energy performance. SEG’s experts are specially trained to help your organization achieve ISO 50001 certification, and our SEM programs are aligned to fulfill the most current ISO requirements.
SEG’s team includes experts with decades of experience in industrial operations. Since establishing the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s Continuous Energy Improvement initiative in 2005, we have applied this successful industrial SEM framework to meet the needs of numerous industrial clients. SEG has a track record for improving management practices, guiding strategic energy planning, and navigating operational change for large industrial entities. Our team specializes in integrating energy management into an organization’s existing operations to promote its seamless long-term adoption across teams.
Since 2008, SEG has been working with J. R. Simplot Company Food Group to expand its successful utility program into a corporate initiative. We began by implementing sustainable change within the company and then transitioned to a reduced role to maintain the process. Over time, this has evolved to our current role in corporate strategic consulting. Thus far, we have seen 6 to 10 percent savings over the course of the program’s four years, and are on track to achieve a 25 percent improvement in energy intensity over a 10-year period.
SEG offers a Strategic Energy Management program for large and multi-sited commercial end-users. This program helps utility and industrial customers achieve sustainable energy performance and economic gains, driving mindful energy use at every level of an organization. Our program participants have seen an average of 5 to 20 percent in reduced energy consumption without significant costs.
SEG’s commercial approach is backed by our extensive training in engineering, business development and operations. Our team includes experts who are known for their experience in building operations systems and have worked for both utilities and as corporate energy managers — expertise that allows us to meet utility and end-user goals while acknowledging a corporation’s unique energy efficiency needs.
Since 2010, SEG has worked with Pennsylvania Power & Light Electric Utility to develop and deliver an energy management program offering for its regional Service Centers. PPL EU’s goal was to implement a Commercial Demonstration program with all 26 Utility Service Centers. As a result of our program, PPL EU experienced 5 to 10 percent savings, ongoing energy-saving initiatives, and increased customer engagement.
Strategic energy management isn’t just for industrial plants and commercial sites. A strategic, organization-wide plan for conserving energy is also crucial to helping institutions streamline operations today and for years to come. SEG has developed and implemented successful SEM programs for institutions including K-12 schools, Colleges and Universities. SEM has been so successful that many school districts are now rolling our SEM program into their curriculum.
Within eight months of our program with Pennsylvania Power & Light SEM Cohort – School Districts (specifically eight K-12 schools), each participant saved between 3.1% and 6.4% in total electrical consumption. The program is managed effectively with cross-function teams consisting of facility managers, administrative staff, faculty, and students.