Basic Business Utilities 101
  Do you know why the energy industry has changed significantly during recent years?
 
 
 
Energy 101:

We all know the importance of using energy efficiently.  But, did you know why the energy industry has changed significantly during recent years?

To understand why the industry has evolved the way it has, we first need to understand the significance of how energy is stored.

Although both non-renewable and renewable energy sources can be used to provide other types of energy such as electricity and hydrogen, non-renewable energy is stored in sources that can't be recreated in a short period of time, whereas renewable energy sources can.

The bulk of our energy use has traditionally been derived from 'non-renewable' energy sources, such as fossil fuels -- oil, natural gas, coal and uranium.

Fossil fuels were formed over millions and millions of years by the action of heat from the Earth's core and pressure from rock and soil on the remains (or "fossils") of dead plants and animals. The element uranium, also used as an energy source, has its atoms split (through a process called nuclear fission) to create heat and ultimately electricity.

The trouble with using non-renewable energy sources is that, not only is it unable to be replaced easily, but it also often adversely affects the environment through harmful emissions.

That's why, over the past few years, more and more technology has been developed to utilize renewable energy sources such as solar energy, which comes from the sun and can be turned into electricity and heat. Other sources include: wind, geothermal energy from inside the earth, biomass from plants, and hydropower and ocean energy from water.

Though energy from renewable sources won't replace traditional energy sources anytime soon, we know we have to:

  1. develop access to energy with less negative impact on the environment, and
  2. use non-renewable energy more efficiently.

The challenge faced by most organizations is the efficient management of their utilities purchasing and usage. Most organizations would like to:

  • achieve maximum energy efficiency
  • control energy costs
  • have access to an 'at a glance' overview of energy usage, cost, source
  • unify ALL utilities (energy, telecom, water etc) under a single banner.

This is the essence of uTilogy's Unified Utilities ® approach.

We're focused on helping you

  1. find ways to use current non-renewable energy sources more efficiently
  2. reduce the negative impact on the environment
  3. find practical, cost-effective renewable sources whenever possible.
  4. Enjoy the simplicity and convenience of a single 'contact point' for ALL your utilities purchases, optimization and management.

By keeping it simple, streamlined and transparently clear, uTilogy® not only integrates your utilities, but provides easy management.  Our Unified Utilities ® approach puts you in control by eliminating wasted time and the frustration of trying to keep track of multiple vendors and hard-to-track usage.

To talk to one of our consultants about structuring a Unified Utilities® strategy that will work for you from both a financial and environmental basis, please contact us