This 2019 GreenBiz Research / Schneider Electric reports reports on the results of a survey of 309 industry leaders. It provides guidance to help organizations align how energy purchase/usage can reduce environmental impacts and build sustainable operations. Findings include: CapEx may be a misleading barrier, data quality/usage is still a struggle, setting public targets strengthens speed of execution, smarter energy purchasing remains a key unresolved challenge, and technology continues to gain traction. Examples are provided. This paper is relevant for investment/financing, government, technology, utility and business leaders.
Key words: Internet of Things (IoT), cloud & data analytics, market sizing, data networking, energy management, research & development, energy procurement, utilities