What is SEM?

Strategic Energy Management (SEM) is a system of organizational practices, policies, and processes that creates persistent energy savings by integrating energy management into business practices – just like you would with quality assurance, safety, or productivity. SEM focuses on changes in daily operations that engage staff at all levels of an organization in energy efficiency activities.

Benefits of Strategic Energy Management

  • Providing a clear pathway to increased productivity, operational efficiency, profitability and competitive advantage.
  • Enabling energy-intensive businesses to significantly reduce energy consumption.
  • Helping build strong partnerships and relationships between customers and energy efficiency program providers, resulting in increased velocity of capital projects.

Regional SEM

Northwest utilities and SEM practitioners recognize the need for a set of common resources and best practices to guide businesses in strategically managing their energy. As a result, the region works together to build market capability, awareness and demand for SEM through SEM Hub and the NW SEM Collaborative. Together, we are improving efficiency via reliable savings for participants around the region.

What is SEM Hub?

SEM Hub searchable resource library

Locate and download the right information quickly and easily. Search by topic, content type—such as Guides, Tools, Videos and Courses—or by industry. You can also view SEM Hub’s highest user-rated and most-shared resources.

Create and share collections

Our easy to use sharing module allows you to select the resources most relevant to your given application and group them together in one place. Simply name the collection of resources you have selected, write a brief description and your collection will be published under a private link you can share with your colleagues.

Case studies

Learn how utilities large and small have implemented successful strategic energy management programs, with best practices you can apply to your customer’s SEM programs.

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Energy Management Assessment (EMA) Tool

The Energy Management Assessment (EMA) Tool provides a strategic and confidential analysis of an organization’s current energy management business practices. Working with your customers, you can help them discover how well they are managing energy, and they will receive a prioritized implementation plan to help develop or improve SEM practices within their organizations.

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Keep up with the Latest News & Events

Sign up for SEM Hub communications to find out when new resources are added and stay up-to-date with all of the latest Strategic Energy Management news and events from across the region.

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