Energy as a Service disrupts UK manufacturing industry

Siemens leads the way in developing onsite energy generation systems to achieve a low-carbon future

The dynamics of our energy landscape are rapidly changing

Pushed by the demands of the UK’s decarbonisation policy, a new business model – Energy as a Service (EaaS) – is shaking-up the way industry looks at its energy supply and use. Advances in decentralised energy systems, digitalisation, and decarbonisation have created the opportunity for the UK’s manufacturing industry – traditionally heavy users of heat and power – to create ‘energy intelligent’ systems for onsite generation which enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and guarantee security of supply. By using EaaS financing models and solutions, manufacturing companies are optimising their energy supply and demand without the need to invest their own capital.

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Shrewd managers of manufacturing facilities are increasingly looking towards EaaS as a solution to alleviate the pressures of decarbonisation objectives and spiralling energy costs. The key benefit to EaaS is there is no capital outlay and no risk to the customer, which means the capital can be preserved for the company’s strategic business development activities.

 

Siemens, as a provider, works closely with manufacturing customers to audit their site and design a system using the most optimal energy generation technology available. 

 

Cost savings from energy optimisation programmes are in the region of at least 25% compared with just reducing energy usage along. Download the report from Siemens laying out the major opportunities manufacturers to optimise energy with onsite generation.

Siemens’ powerful modelling software delivers bespoke EaaS system

Siemens is uniquely placed to develop the optimal EaaS system through our powerful, advanced software modelling tool. This state-of-the-art technology allows our energy consultants to build a digital twin – an exact replica – of the customer’s manufacturing facility by drawing data every 30 minutes from the site such as, the demand for electricity, steam, and hot water. Local data such as weather is also harvested to build the twin and accurately measure the site’s performance. This incredibly powerful simulation tool allows us to tailor a solution specific to an individual customer, their energy objectives and their site.

 

A Siemens’ bespoke system for energy generation and management will significantly reduce costs – and provide data for accurate budgeting - and improve performance to help meet a customer’s decarbonisation goals. 

Expert partner for your ideal energy model

Siemens has been recognised as an innovator and global leader of the power generation market for many decades. We are proud to say we have the widest portfolio in the market; an unrivalled range of products and services which enables us to be the trusted partner of valued customers globally.

 

As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Siemens makes – and has expert knowledge of - the electrical components used across all types of generation, from gas engine and turbines, wind, battery storage, heat pumps and solar-PV panels.

 

Being a respected OEM and having the greatest level of accessibility and control over parts enables us to provide unequalled flexibility in our offer. It allows us to make changes to engine characteristics to suit a specific need and optimise operation for a customer. It also means the relationship is purely between Siemens and our customer: simple, cost effective, responsive.

 

As a global engineering company with expertise across the entire spectrum of energy management, we are best placed to advise our manufacturing customers outside of their power generation requirements and leverage our knowledge of energy efficiency systems, factory automation, control, building management systems, fire and security, and electric vehicle charge points.

 

We call this ‘Energy Intelligence’ – we provide customers with the intelligence to optimise energy generation.

From product supply to full EaaS option

As a full-service provider, Siemens has a scale of products and solutions to meet our customer’s needs. Our packages range from simply providing the products, to a turnkey solution, to a flexible service contract, flat-rate service contract and on to an energy service contract. Talk to one of our advisors today about the best package and financing option for you.

Siemens for preferential financing options

We are fortunate to be able to offer our customers financial flexibility through Siemens Financial Services (SFS). We have our own team of investment experts and bankers who are completely aligned to support our projects and find the best financial solutions for our customers.

 

SFS offers leading financial services which include preferential lending rates, flexible usage and outcome-based financing as well as management of financed assets to customers of all sizes.

 

Whereas a commercial bank might see risk in lending for a large energy project, our in-house team sees and fully understands our business, our projects, our products and technology and the way we work. Finance from SFS also means our customers are not working with a third party and benefit from lower cost of capital.

 

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