Toronto-based Inco is teaming up with Silicon Energy and Accenture to implement advanced energy management strategies to reduce costs, usage and greenhouse gas emissions.
Silicon Energy's real-time, Internet-based Enterprise Energy Management (EEM) Suite was chosen to establish two-way communications with the local energy market, verify invoices, and allocate charges to internal cost centres. Since the Ontario energy market was deregulated, it is crucial that industrial users control every aspect of the power they use. Connection with the local energy market allows Inco access to continuous pricing information and allows it to notify the market of its changing needs. The EEM Suite is also designed to analyze budget variances due to factors such as price changes, weather and production data.
Accenture will provide Inco with a number of services, such as business process design, technology and software implementation, change management, and process management. Accenture has a proprietary Enterprise Energy Management Offering, a set of energy-related business processes, tools and capabilities to help reduce costs, improve energy supply predictability and reliability, and manage associated risks.
Silicon Energy is based in Alameda, Calif., and maintains a web site at www.siliconenergy.com