Energy Strategy Terminology
High-level Essentials
Energy Strategy Terminology
High-level Essentials
Energy Strategy Terminology
High-level Essentials

Serving the Industrial, Commercial, Governmental and Educational sectors

Energy Strategy – How you intend to adapt the changing energy landscape to your enterprise.

Energy Efficiency – Using less energy (and money) to get the same work done.

Demand Limiting – Reducing your peak energy needs and costs during specific time periods.

Power Quality – the level of distortion in your energy.  Poor power quality costs you more money and shortens the useful life of your equipment.

Structural Integrity – the ability of a structure to support its intended purpose without failing or experiencing accelerated degradation due to fracture, deformation, or fatigue. 

Storm Hardening – the process whereby construction is used to create new infrastructure or retrofit existing infrastructure such that it is more capable of withstanding extreme weather events

Decarbonization – the removal or reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) output into the atmosphere. Decarbonization is achieved by switching to usage of low carbon energy sources.

Choice of Energy Sources – your ability to select energy providers by the type of energy they produce (i.e., oil, coal, solar, wind, hydro and others).

Onsite Power Generation – the production of energy at the point of use – the site where it is to be consumed. It is a form of decentralized energy, enabling an enterprise to make and use its own energy at a particular location, rather than buying that energy through the grid.  Includes solar, wind, hydro, biomass, geothermal and others.

Battery storage – devices that enable energy from renewables, like solar and wind, to be stored and then released when power is most needed.

Energy Monetization – approaches that create or expand opportunities for voluntary, market-based energy transactions, providing financing or tax incentives for energy efficiency investments, tradable credits for reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases under an emissions trading program, and other approaches.

Control and Protection Systems – used to safeguard your energy systems against faults and to control their operation.  Includes energy management systems, building management systems and others.

Governance and Regulatory Compliance – sets the tone for the entire company’s attitude to risk, ethics and business practices. Compliance embodies that attitude in relation to specific laws and regulations. 

Environmental & Social Governance (ESG) – relates to an enterprise’s impact on society and the environment. ESG is a criteria that investors use to assess a company and determine if they are worth investing in.

Cost/Benefit Balance – Ensuring that the costs of your energy strategy are effective in providing the benefits you require.

Ongoing adaptation and improvement – the continual improvement of your energy strategy and associated operations in adjusting to the changing energy landscape.

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