Preparation involves designing a tailormade energy reduction plan for each facility. This sets out how clients can cut non-essential energy use without affecting operations, comfort or product quality. That might mean something as simple as turning down the lighting, reducing the air conditioning, or shifting the timing of an energy-intensive process by a few hours. It could also mean switching to backup generation to reduce demands on the grid. Whatever the final form, the plan will be customized to ensure it meets the client’s needs. Our first move is to install the meters needed to make it all work. This includes a device that puts the facility in touch with our Network Operations Center in Dublin, which monitors clients’ consumption levels 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year round. The connection also allows customers to scrutinize their data in real time, as well as giving access to the tools Enel X software offers.