As a large energy user operating in a complex global environment, Ecobat faces a wide range of energy challenges. These challenges can range from simply generating consistent energy to maintain the great deal of heat needed to enable the recycling process to managing major weather events to prevent interruptions at any Ecobat facility across the globe. From procurement to energy usage to energy spending, developing an energy strategy to improve in all areas of the company’s energy footprint would have a significant impact on Ecobat’s bottom line and sustainability performance.
However, because Ecobat is a multi-faceted business operating across different geographies, it was necessary to craft an optimal strategy and align every part of the business in the same direction. In addition, Ecobat’s employees were focused on their day-to-day tasks and therefore were not working against a holistic energy strategy that mitigates the impacts of global energy volatility. As a result, there was an opportunity to boost savings, resilience, and sustainability.
“We are focused on delivering our customers the best solutions and services in lead battery recycling,” said Carter Johnson, purchasing manager at Ecobat. “To do that with the highest level of efficiency, sustainability and expediency, we knew it would be important to operate within a larger energy strategy. We wanted a partner with expertise and experience to help us set up a strong demand response agreement or a good solar solution.”
A partner was needed to help them develop and implement an energy strategy – Ecobat brought in Enel North America to help.