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The last step in the Structured Approach to Energy Efficiency Implementation- Strategic Energy Management Plan

Org chart blog 7When you think about the successful program or practices in your business, what do they have in common? Do they have some documentation around the initiative…..of course!

Where would your organization be without a business plan? How about a marketing plan? Core elements of your business don’t succeed without solid planning, right?

Energy management is no different. Just like I have talked about in previous blogs, for your energy management program to be successful, you need to incorporate elements that have made other practices in your business successful. If you want results that continue long term, you need a Strategic Energy Management Plan (SEMP).

The SEMP document will pull all the core elements of your energy program together, making program fundamentals easy to locate and communicate.

This task should not be cumbersome, compiling this document as a team will cement everyone’s involvement in the process and ensure time commitment stays minimal.

The finished document will pull together all the strategies and tactics you’ve used to date, and lay out your plan to achieve future goals. It will serve as an important tool to share your learnings and goals with others who may lead the program in future. This is also a great way to share accomplishments with corporate or sister plants.

You’ve worked hard on implementing a successful program. Now it’s time to make sure the process is documented so it can be sustained into the future.

SEG has many SEMP templates to make this process easier. Contact us today to get started!

Six Key Elements to Guarantee Success with Strategic Energy Management Program

Strategic-GearsIs your organization looking for a way to save money? Most companies are. What if I told you, your organization could cut 5% – 15% or more in energy costs without making large capital investments?

Thriving in today’s market sector is a challenge, therefore, so many organizations are trying to costs, wherever possible, to stay competitive and be more profitable.

Now, energy costs are a budget item being reviewed and companies are trying to understand how to save in this area. For so long, energy bills have been viewed as rent, “Here’s our bill; lets pay it.” But we have found that this expense can be managed.

Unfortunately, most companies only realize a small percentage of the total energy that can be saved.

Why? There can be many reasons that an energy management program may not be successful.
• lack of commitment
• unsuccessful employee outreach
• not enough resources and funding
• too many competing priorities

And the list can go on and on. But you take a closer look at this list, most of these issues companies face lead directly to one common cause: the lack of a well-structured strategic energy plan.

In order for companies to achieve noteworthy energy and cost savings, energy needs to be managed just as other operational costs. To help organizations, Strategic Energy Group, SEG, facilitates a structured approach to energy management.

Strategic Energy Management (SEM), also known as Continuous Energy Improvement (CEI), provides participating organizations with a comprehensive approach to energy management practices. There are workshops and webinars delivered monthly to aid this implementation process. Some of the key learnings throughout the program are:
1. Attaining Organizational Commitment
2. Creating and Effective Team
3. Utilizing Team Walkabouts
4. Establishing Performance Tracking
5. Implementing Energy Awareness
6. Producing a written Strategic Energy Management Plan
(These 6 areas are valuable aspects of the programs and will be discussed in greater detail in future blogs.)

Basically, implementing strategic energy management is the foundation your company needs to achieve persistent energy and cost savings over the long term. Instead of just individual projects, energy efficiency will become an integral part of your day to day business . . . and that’s how you achieve savings of 5% -15%, or more.

So what are you waiting for? Start reviewing your energy information and reach out to SEG to understand how we can help your organization save.