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Organizing and Managing for Energy Productivity
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In my company the energy management function is charged with: 1. assuring adequate and reliable supply at lowest reasonable cost, 2. forecasting and planning needs and projecting costs for existing and new facilities, 3. coordinating companywide programs designed to achieve maximum efficiency and productivity in our energy use, 4. formulating and promulgating company policy in energy matters to all of our publics as well as governmental, legislative, and regulatory bodies. There is nothing unique in this statement of responsibility. Different companies may have different ways of expressing this same basic charge, but almost all statements include three functional objectives; namely supply, planning, and policy formation (Figure I). In order to optimally satisfy the supply objective, the company must understand the channels of supply and markets for each energy form. It must also possess the capacity to effectively negotiate for those supplies and it must accurately assess and monitor its own energy usage.
Sipple, P. A. (1984). Organizing and Managing for Energy Productivity. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from