Being an energy manager isn’t easy, and these five problems make the job even harder:
Problem 1: Sorting through data. Lots of information is available to you as an energy manager; it can be difficult to sort through it all and figure out what is useful, and what isn’t.
Problem 2: Communicating with people outside your department. Sure, you may know what industry-specific jargon means, but that doesn’t mean everyone else does. When communicating with stakeholders or supervisors outside of your department, it can sometimes sound like you are speaking in a different language.
Problem 3: Pinpointing energy usage. As an energy manager, you likely know the total energy consumption of your facility, but do you know exactly how that energy is being used? If you were able to pinpoint this consumption to specific departments, floors, or even pieces of equipment, you would have much more insight into how you can improve your overall energy efficiency.
Problem 4: Dealing with common misconceptions. Not many people understand what an energy manager does, or their perception isn’t quite right. This can lead to confusion, frustration, and unreal expectations about performance.
Problem 5: Proving the value of your work. Decision makers within your company care about one thing: the bottom line. Sometimes, as an energy manager, it his hard to show how your work directly impacts the bottom line. If you can prove that your suggestions could provide a good return on investment, it would be easier to gain support from upper management.
If you are an energy manager, we have good news. The power monitoring solutions available from Electro Industries can help you with all of these problems, and more. Our energy management systems are being used around the world, helping businesses save money by reducing energy waste. Visit our website to learn more, or give us a call at 866-928-7908.