With Total Energy Management towards sustainability and energy efficiency
It is no secret that energy is going to be the most important factor in industry for the future. The reasons for this are various. In the long-run, increasing prices for energy and tightened legal requirements are expected.
The subject "energy" will develop from a side issue towards a competitive advantage. The Total Energy Management concept delivers a framework that enables companies to integrate this future-orientated topic immediately. Total Energy Management was developed on the concepts of Total Quality Management (TQM). The three components of Total Energy Management are generation, sourcing and usage in terms of conversion and consumption. The components are self contained as they often are handled in different departments. Total Energy Generation Management (TEgM) covers the energy generation part. Renewable energies play an important role for the topic. Total Energy Sourcing Management (TEsM) contains all aspects of the energy supply chain as well as the energetic consequences of investments (e.g. energy costs during the life cycle of a machine). Total Energy Conversion and Consumption Management (TEcM) focusses on the energy usage in the value-added processes. Continuous improvement in terms of energy usage is the main task in this topic.