Activity-based consumption targets

  One important way of setting targets (but not the only way) is to relate consumption to some driving factor using a straight-line relationship as illustrated here. The typical driving factors for energy consumption (in simple cases) are things like:
  • Production throughput
  • Weather (measured as heating or cooling degree days)
  • Mileage, or tonne miles
  • etc.
These are all things which can be measured, on a weekly or monthly basis, and expressed as a single number. Click here to learn how to set the target line.

Real-world complications: not every process conforms to the ideal of a straight-line relationship between consumption and a single measurable driving factor. Follow the links to learn about: