Working at the interface between departments
By the time I joined S&P, the team was facing a new reality: the integration of solar photovoltaics has changed the consumption pattern of households and businesses. Customers rely more and more on own solar generation in order to cover their electricity needs. Since the exact sunshine timing is quite hard to forecast, it becomes difficult to predict how much power and when should Eneco supply electricity to them. It was during this project when I realized what ‘everyone’s sustainable energy’ really means. My goal was to identify the new consumption patterns and help EET source power accordingly, while still offering attractive products to its customers. Throughout this effort, a few challenges emerged. Acquiring enough data and helping the IT team to develop solutions of auto-updating our bases was sure one of them. The most interesting one though, was to make sure that all the involved departments share the same level of understanding of the sourcing and pricing process and together work towards the same goal. By the end of my assignment, I was happy because I helped the team adjust its Sourcing & Pricing activities to the new world of flexible generation as well as because of the way I further grew as a professional.