15 Feb '12, 7pm

10 Predictions on Commercial Energy Management by 2020

10 Predictions on Commercial Energy Management by 2020

1. Energy prices will be materially higher but much more dynamic, with peak cost per kwh being a multiple of base load. What does this mean? Those who optimize their energy usage will pay dramatically less than those who can't or don't. 2. Energy optimization will be an integrated part of a commercial building operator's energy management plan, with operators setting energy strategy and goals rather than having to manage the day-to-day energy systems. 3. Building operators will also have a clear view of energy usage within their buildings in real time, and energy optimization systems will adapt and predict, allowing operators to run various scenarios, forecast usage and set desired outcomes (i.e., to meet LEED requirements or to focus on cost versus consumption). Why is this important? Let's move on to the next prediction. 4. Demand response as we know it today won't exist...

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