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Energy Efficiency

Real Time Energy Infrastructure Investment and Risk Management

Solmes, Leslie A.

2009, XV, 212 p.

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  • Offers a scientific method on how to develop, evaluate, measure, and report the economic benefits for energy suppliers and customers to combine their supply systems investments and earn returns based on greater efficiency
  • Provides a framework for overcoming the human, organizational and policy barriers to implementing efficient energy supply investment and management
  • A guide to the developing world on how to select, implement and manage efficient energy supply systems

ENERGY EFFICIENCY uses an applied scientific methodology and case studies to demonstrate and support:

  • The need for the U.S. and the world to commit to energy and resource efficiency as the central goal in investing in electric, heat, and cooling infrastructure.
  • The huge economic opportunity for using the inefficiency built into 20th century energy supply systems, especially, electric, to pay for the upgrades, replacements, and new production and distribution systems of the 21st century.
  • The importance of adopting a standard, web-based energy infrastructure investment decision-making and risk management tool that will serve as a communication medium for all stakeholders to evaluate and compare energy infrastructure investment options and manage investment risks.
  • Expansions of the U.S. ‘smart’ grid investment to include evaluation and risk management of energy systems infrastructure investments not just electricity operations.
  • The need to adopt a ‘framework’ for utilities, energy service companies, and customers to work together to close business deals, communicate and manage risks, and realize profits.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Communication - Cost Control - Energy Efficiency - Infrastructure Investment - Service - business plan - control - management - performance - planning - production - risk management - time

Related subjects » Computer Science - Economics - Engineering - Environmental Sciences - Mathematics

Table of contents 

Setting the Stage.- The Most Reliable Energy at the Lowest Unit Cost.- The Opportunity.- Energy Supply Systems.- Funding Problems.- A Different Way of Doing Business.- Energy Supply Investment Planning Methodology.- The Real Investment Opportunity.- A “Living” Business Plan.- Profits from Value-Added.- Fear of the Unknown.- Risk Assessment.- Energy Service Companies.- Performance-Based Investment Financing.- The Advancement of Energy Efficiency.- Leadership.- Commitment to Resource Efficiency.- A Framework for Working Together.- Addendum.- Plan of Work: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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