02 27, 2024

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By Yanis Chibani

Yanis leads Data Acquisition & Analytics for Enel North America’s Demand Response business unit. He has over a decade of experience in energy markets, starting from a background in engineering and energy trading via Carnegie Mellon & DC Energy. He joined Enel in 2015 and now oversees the ingestion and accuracy of Enel’s metering as well as leading business analytics for Enel North America.

Automation has quickly become an integral part of modern life, simplifying tasks and adding convenience by the day. Consider for a moment all the technology that lives in our homes – we can program smart devices like thermostats, lights, security systems, and more to control and monitor our living spaces quickly and effortlessly.

Automation impacts our professional lives, too – from emails, GPT-powered chatbots and messaging apps, high-tech machinery and robots, processes for manufacturing, heating and cooling systems, and much more. These advances make our jobs more efficient, reducing the time needed for repetitive tasks so we can focus on what really matters most, serving our customers.

Why not apply these same principles to your company’s energy strategy?

Today, companies face increasing pressure to reduce operational costs while simultaneously increasing efficiency, and we see an increasing number of commercial and industrial companies contemplating or actively investing in automation. This strategic shift will completely transform the competitive landscape of industries around the world, localizing supply chains, fueling growth by cutting costs to customers, and simultaneously, unlocking gigawatts of newly tech-enabled flexible load. Businesses who think strategically about automation have a generational opportunity to leap forward by improving efficiency and minimizing labor via investment in their energy infrastructure.

Beyond the obvious benefit of increased visibility and control, more and more, companies recognize their energy is an asset to be harnessed, controlled, and monetized. Digital, connected, and secure, automation opens vast opportunities for getting the most out of your energy flexibility – lower energy costs, higher demand response earnings, enhanced performance, greater energy efficiency, and more informed decision-making, to name a few. If this sounds daunting, don’t worry, we’ll take you through all these concepts.

In our eBook, “Building automation into your energy strategy,” we share how commercial and industrial companies are leveraging automation of their energy infrastructure to unlock the full potential of their energy. We employ these strategies with our customers every day and are excited to share them with you. You’ll learn how real-time energy cost management and peak prediction technologies (page 8), building automation systems (page 10), and automated demand response (page 12) can all be accomplished with no capital expenditure required.

By exploring these approaches, you can discover practical methods to leveraging automation at your company to drive optimal results in your energy strategy and open a new realm of lucrative revenue generation opportunities.

Learn more about advancing your energy strategy by leveraging our integrated energy solutions.