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The Energy Challenges

Increased energy price volatility and carbon reporting requirements have companies re-thinking how they manage energy costs


Energy represents one of the highest and most volatile cost categories for organizations across all industries. Many companies are evaluating more effective ways to manage energy and capture new value.

Energy management strategies are not meeting cost benefit expectations and are seeking outcome based solutions.

The US EPA reports that 25% of energy is wasted at industrial facilities and 30% in commercial facilities.

We are seeing an unprecedented inflection point with customers investing holistically to manage energy as a competitive advantage.


The old versus the new energy paradigm
Why you should be evaluating energy management and possible benefits:

  • Cost Savings - Overall energy cost savings of 20% or more.

  • Cost Avoidance - Leverage Accenture’s experience/ knowledge , process, and proprietary market intelligence, technology, and analytics.

  • Scale - Reduce time to benefit by plugging into Accenture’s As-a-Service platform.

  • Risk Mitigation - Reduce risks associated with volatile energy markets and regulatory environment.

  • Visibility - Insight into facility and asset performance to drive actions that deliver improved results.

Part time resources Decentralized No specialism Limited Visibility No policy direction

Companies are unable to constantly respond in a more dynamic environment.

Companies often duplicate resources and tools across business units and regions with conflicting agendas.

Energy managers are unable to handle the contract complexity and technical application.

Companies often invest in ineffective tools to manage price risk, regulatory compliance and consumption.

Energy managers have limited policy direction or the inability to convert policy into effective action.

Global Market Deregulation

We are leading to a more dynamic and complex energy management environment

The Carbon Legislation Timeline

In an attempt to meet global carbon reduction targets, governments are focused on putting more and more pressure on businesses through legislation. 71% of companies are taking steps to reduce GHG emissions however only 35% have established time-bound targets for reductions.