Energy Management Tag

If you work in the world of energy, it comes as no surprise that the "language" is technically complex by nature. While borrowing terms from a range of disciplines, from physics to finance, energy productivity also has its own set of complicated terms and jargon that are likely to come up in any conversation about energy efficiency.

As if that wasn’t complicated enough, the list of energy management acronyms keeps getting longer (IoT, EMS, aM&T, oh my…). To add to the confusion, a bunch of terms sound bewilderingly similar, or are used interchangeably even when they shouldn’t be.

So whether you are a seasoned energy professional or brand new to the energy game, you need to be armed with the right vocabulary - so here’s your arsenal of helpful terms to know.

Does your business need its own energy manager? Should you rely on internal resources to start your energy management journey? Or seek external assistance from an ESCO, especially for financing help? (If you don't even know where to begin looking for money, check this previous post on funding resources for energy efficiency projects). For a quick overview about what energy managers do, what professional skills to look for and how energy management in general might fit into your business model, no matter what your company does, check out this infographic:

Having worked with energy companies for the better part of a decade, all of us at DEXMA are acutely aware of the pain points energy managers and ESCOs face when it comes to capturing all that delicious data they’re creating. Of course we're talking about metering hardware (and the headaches that come with it - setting up dataloggers, wiring, protocols, etc). Speaking with our Support Team, it seems that most of you have quite a few challenges in common. Here we'll touch on 5 of them, but if your metering questions remain unanswered, make sure you join our live online training with Alfonso Mateos, DEXMA's in-house hardware expert this April 27th at 16H!

energy traders consultingWelcome to the 3rd edition of DEXMA Partner Spotlight! This month we are highlighting Energy Traders Consulting, a Spanish ESCO delivering energy consulting services and building automation solutions.

We spoke with CEO Gabriel Viñegla Garcia who is based in Badajoz, Spain.

Here are some of the best bits of our conversation:

maetrics logoWelcome to the 2nd edition of DEXMA Partner Spotlight! This month we are highlighting Maetrics, an Italian ESCO delivering energy management and building automation solutions.

We spoke with Managing Director Paolo Finotto who is based in Venice (ah, Venice!).

Here are some of the best snippets of our conversation:

"Tomorrow’s energy is decentralised, decarbonised and digital,” says Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator Director Freerk Bisschop. As an energy professional, staying updated with the latest industry trends also means keeping an eye on the up-and-coming energy innovators. That's why we're so excited to share our picks for the most promising energy startups to watch in 2017. How did we choose? Easy: our top energy startups to follow do one or more of the following:
  • connect prosumers, electric vehicles, storage and demand
  • use Big Data, machine learning algorithms and IoT connectivity
  • focus on energy cyber security
  • build the potential to change the energy marketplace
  • boost business models for energy efficiency and/or renewables
And now for the long-awaited list... drumroll!

Goal setting is probably one of the toughest and most overlooked parts of your job as an energy manager, yet it is the core driver of your day-to-day activities. Heck, it promotes constant improvement for your entire company - especially to fatten that triple-bottom-line. So why is it so hard to find time to sit down, roll up your sleeves and actually DO the thing? Not only do you have a million urgent tasks calling for your attention now, but vague goals set in a hurry only lead to frustration and failure - often sending you right back to square one.

If this looks and sounds familiar, you'll love this free tool we built especially for energy managers to help you set energy performance goals more effectively.

Happy New Year! Wait, what's wrong? Not so happy? In trouble trying to choose the right energy management software for your project? Oh no!

We can just picture the scene: your desk is piled high with brochures, quotes and provider offers… and the clock is ticking. Yours is the classic energy manager dilemma: the longer you put off your decision, the fewer energy savings you will be able to achieve! Worry no more: you’ll be in a much better position to make a decision faster with our latest guide: How to Choose the Right Energy Management Software.