Hi, I’m Dan Moat, and for over twenty-five years, I have worked exclusively with businesses to help them improve energy performance and streamline utility-related administration. In this series of podcasts, I will be exploring the energy value chain as it relates to large and medium-sized commercial energy users for whom the value chain can be quite long and in places relatively complex.
Before we start, what do I mean by the energy value chain?
Well, this typically starts way before the meter with exploration and production of hydrocarbons, electricity generation, storage, transmission, and distribution across the grid and extends to the energy market itself where commodities trade.
After energy passes through the meter at your business, the responsibility to reduce cost and improve efficiency increases exponentially, cost and usage data will be examined closely by procurement teams, accounts payable and finance teams, facility engineers, and sustainability champions.
So, one podcast at a time, I will be delving into each link of the energy value chain, stripping back the complexities to provide end-users with a source of reference and guide to industry best practice.
We begin the journey with an overview of the energy markets, what influences energy prices, and what you can do about it!