Simplify internal billing with measurement of the business's energy use

5 August 2023

Internal debiting is the financial transactions that take place within a company. It could be, for example, that you have different cost centers or profit units. By allocating costs in the right place, you can get a fairer picture of how a certain department is performing. 

What is Internal Debit?

Internal debiting is the financial transactions that take place within a company. It could be, for example, that you have different cost centers or profit units. By allocating costs in the right place, you can get a fairer picture of how a certain department is performing. 

 

An example of when internal debiting takes place is if a consultant is hired internally to help with something related to a certain profit unit in the company. The consultant therefore spends his hours in his own company instead of charging a customer. This is a cost that you want to be made visible. The same applies to energy costs. A company that carries out production, a real estate company that manages properties, or other types of business, has a large item in the income statement called energy costs. Here it is also important that the profit units that consume a lot of energy also bear a large part of the total energy cost. How can you get a better overview of which department is consuming Energy solutions?

A prerequisite for efficiencies

If you want to make a business more efficient, you should in most cases start by reviewing your energy consumption. But energy consumption in itself says very little where there are savings to be made. To be able to do a proper analysis and be able to improve efficiency, you need to go in depth and see precisely vilka devices, machines or other fixtures that consume energy. 

 

You also need to analyze energy consumption over time, to identify deviations from the normal. Only then can you really streamline their businesses and save more money on their energy costs. 

 

By working with energy monitoring, you get all the data and all the analyzes you need, in order to be able to work with energy efficiency in a constructive and reality-based way.

How energy monitoring can improve internal billing

When you implement energy monitoring in the business, you get all the data you need to be able to see which department is consuming Energy solutions in the business. Internal debiting will be easier to do. Instead of letting each result unit bear an estimated part of the total energy cost for the business, as before, you can now let the result unit bear a real cost, based on data. This also means creating incentives within each result unit, to work with energy efficiency improvements. Because now, as the person responsible for the unit or department, you know that the more efficient we become in terms of energy consumption, the better results we get. Here, each department in the business is thus given the chance to take control of its own figures.

Make improvement opportunities visible

When you look at energy within businesses, you often discover that there is potential for improvement. These are often things that affect the entire operation of a company. For example, when a factory reduces its total energy consumption, the costs that each product or line must bear are reduced. So you can say that energy monitoring and energy efficiency is something that spans all levels of a business. If you manage to reduce the electricity consumption in all your offices, by replacing the lamps with more energy-efficient lamps, you also reduce the costs of your facilities. These costs are also visible on the last line of the income statement.

SenseNode provides fairer internal billing

With systems from SenseNode in your business, you have all data from energy monitoring directly in the cloud. This means that it will be easy to access both data and analyses. The only thing needed is a browser and internet connection. Another advantage of cloud-based energy monitoring is that it is easy to build integrations into other systems, for example to simplify internal billing. By installing meters at selected locations in your business, can SenseNode make sure that you get accurate measurement values ​​that give a reality-based picture of your energy consumption. Here you get data as well as analyses, graphs and charts, easily accessible via the cloud.

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