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Roger Quesnel | Chief Operating Officer | SkyFoundry

Roger Quesnel is Chief Operating Officer at SkyFoundry, the developers of SkySpark™, an analytics platform for smart device and equipment data. Roger has over 30 years of experience in a variety of industries, having served in senior level positions for manufacturers of engineered products and software. At SkyFoundry he focuses on operations and business development.

Abstract

Applying Analytics to Support ESG Initiatives in Plants and Processes

Corporate and government interest and support for sustainability and “ESG” related policies (Environmental Social and Governance) is growing across all segments of industry. ESG issues are increasingly seen by shareholders as an indicator of a company’s future success and are now a core component of most annual reports by public companies. Key elements of the “E” portion include energy efficiency initiatives, and Greenhouse Gas Emission tracking and reporting.
 

ESG initiatives directly impact plant operations and create new requirements for calculating, tracking and reporting GhG emissions. Once a time-consuming manual process, data analytics software can easily turn energy resource usage data (meter data) into GhG equivalents in real time or on a batch processing basis.
 

Integration with online GhG databases simplifies the process by allowing users to search conversion factors published by government agencies to select GhG emission factors based on location and fuel type to address both Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emission reporting. 
 

Examples of data sources include:

  • US EPA Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGrid) for individual eGrid subregions (searchable via zip code) or individual states/territories

  • US EPA Emission Factors Hub for Natural Gas and Propane

  • UK Government

  • British Columbia Provincial Government
     

GhG performance can then be presented in a wide range of engineering and “societal” metrics, i.e., miles driven, trees planted, smartphones charged, and graphical formats, to address the need to match reporting detail to the needs of different audiences.
 

This presentation will start with an overview of Scope 1, 2, 3 GhG emissions, and demonstrate how software tools can quickly convert energy resource data to GhG equivalents for analysis, trending and reporting.