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Energy Competitiveness: Best Corporate Practices Through the Rising Role of Renewables, Microgrids, Storage, and Strategic Planning
Nov 1, 2017 - Nov 2, 2017
Until recently, energy planning has been mostly a technical manager function about getting the best rates from your local utilities and, at times of price spikes, on improving energy efficiency. This has mostly been an engineering/cost function at all great firms.
Today, efficiency improvement continues to be a major concern; but we are finding the ability to purchase or to build renewables cost-effectively, to generate power in strategic locations, and to use micro-grids and storage to enhance energy security offer more strategic ways to reduce energy costs and enhance the competitiveness of corporate facilities. A new world of energy optionality has emerged, with a range of energy providers, optimizers, and suppliers offering many complex choices.
Suddenly, in the last three or four years, such a menu of options in energy has become of sustained concern at the senior management and Board level of the hundreds of firms we have served since 1981. Much of this is market-driven, combining strategy, innovation, brand, investor relations, and other parts of leadership councils.
To examine this menu of market-driven strategic options, we now have organized a 40-firm Business-to-Business best-practice summit, to be hosted by our corporate affiliate Ingersoll Rand at their North Carolina headquarters.
Over a focused day and a half, this meeting is designed to give attendees practical and strategic guidance that they can take back to their leadership councils in a format of use. AHC Group workshops are actively facilitated, and designed for interaction between the large sponsors, speakers, and invited leaders. They are held under Chatham house rules in a private sanctuary that is ongoing.
Edison Energy is a sponsor of this event. Tim Juliani, Director of Corporate Engagement at Edison Energy, will be speaking about Strategic Planning: “Renewable Energy as a Sustainable Solution: The Rising Role of Analytics and Energy Options.”