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Steven Brewer: The Power Company Predictions on Commercial Energy Management

Over the past few years, U.S.A government has set quite a few goals for improving energy efficiency in commercial buildings, which currently utilizes over 20 percent of all energy consumption in the United States. The objective is to achieve a 20 percent improvement in energy efficiency by 2020 through cost-effective energy efficiency upgrades, by investing in clean energy technologies.

The data from The Power Company Steven Brewer, the head of the company, suggests that by 2020, U.S.A. can reduce its annual energy consumption by 23 percent. If we want to see our future going forward, we must get our energy usage on track.

Reducing energy usage in commercial buildings may not be the simplest task, but it also isn't as challenging as it may sound. Nowadays there are technologies available that can help commercial building owners to reduce their buildings' energy usage and costs.

With that being said, there's no doubt that the industry we know, in the years to come will evolve and by the time we enter 2020, it will have a different look. In terms of what will the energy sector look like, here are some predictions given by Steven Brewer. The Power Company exert in energy management, regarding energy prices, forecasts suggest that by the time we hit 2020, they will be higher but much more dynamic, which means that those who optimize their energy usage will pay less than those who don't. Energy optimization on the other hand, is expected to be a fully integrated into commercial building operator's energy management plan, with operators setting energy strategy and goals.

Energy optimization systems will adapt and predict, allowing operators to run various scenarios, forecast usage and set desired outcomes, and building operators will have better insight of energy usage within their buildings. Demand response is also expected to change. By that time, according to Brewer it will be fully integrated into tariffs, as part of real-time or semi-real-time pricing.

With the current advancement in technology, it is most likely that by the year 2020, everything will be accessible from anywhere, giving even more importance to real-time reporting and feedback. Energy management and optimization technologies are expected to drive long-term portfolio value as well.

Last but not least, Steven Brewer (TPC) predicts that social networking will become even more important part of energy management and commercial building operations. In just a few years, building operators will use social tools to share best executions and communicate with tenants to inform them of peak energy periods. Tenants on the other hand, can also use social platforms to give real-time feedback on any issues, maintenance requirements and more.

Although this predictions are based on current trends and performed analyzes, still what the future brings, only time will tell. We can only hope that the initiative's to achieve a 20 percent improvement in energy efficiency, will be achieved by 2020.
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