DIGITAL ENERGY MANAGEMENTGlobal warming and energy supply bottlenecks are considered to be mega trends of economy, heavily affecting economic development - from now on for the forthcoming 10 or more years. This change is perceivable right now and catchwords such as e-mobility, the smart grid, new energy mix and others more have nearly become day-to-day idioms. Indeed, the energy and energy services markets are facing rapid change, understanding that change of demand structures, environment, deregulations, scarcity of energy resources, new-type technologies do emerge at the same time. This affects future intra and inter-company handling of energy and emission issues. We at the IIW have drawn a “Picture of the Future: Energy 2020”: a draft including 15 different facets, all of them indicating that the top issue “energy” will turn out to be more complex in future. We will, for instance, see ...
- integration into the digital energy network (smart grid) calling for higher grid quality following EN 50160
- increasing needs for documentation of energy usage, intensity and efficiency, and extended metering, monitoring, reporting
- rigid legislation implying certificates and audits towards EMAS und ISO 14000
- environmental commitment also meaning a quantification of CO2 and energy efficiency data for each single product or piece of service
- new international sourcing, contracting and pricing (e.g. yield management) that will drive new IT applications.