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We’re starting a project and are reaching out for help…

The quick and dirty: Corporate utility costs eat away at profits while also creating an ever growing carbon footprint. We want to find innovative ways to reclaim that profit, while reducing carbon emissions, and simultaneously promote the MolsonCoors brand as socially responsible.

Project description: If it wasn’t clear from the ‘Quick and Dirty’ – what we are trying to achieve is: lower MolsonCoors environmental footprint by implementing renewable energy/energy saving technology into existing infrastructure of the company and use SAP predictive and analytic software to track our initiatives initial performance. So far we’ve come up with a few different approaches on which sectors of the company we want to innovate or pursue:

     -Shipping and logistics

    -General offices

     -MolsonCoors promotional events (Powered by the Sun Parties – would be great as a marketing campaign)

    -Brewing process/manufacturing

    … and so on…

What we’re looking for:

-What we are currently seeking is design thinking coaches to help us model our situation and help get a better understanding of problem solving, unorthodox approaches and overall insight.

-Any overall insight from industry professionals. If you work as an environmental consultant or you’re a professional in solar or renewable energy we would love to hear your insight into the topic and challenges we may face!

-Those who see where energy is being wasted and used in a wasteful manner. Do you work in an office? – Perfect! You probably see the problem areas day to day of where your energy is being wasted and can provide great vision into our project!

The end goal: Of course following through and getting an actual solar/wind project underway at MolsonCoors would be absolutely incredible – but maybe too optimistic for our time constraints. Gaining enough insight and expertise to create a predictive model on the impact that a renewable energy project would have on the company is the next best option. Results and findings throughout our initiative will be monitored to create an inside track event at MolsonCoors in Montreal (tentative) where we will pitch our project outline along with the impact it will have.

Thank you for taking the time to read our initiative pitch and we hope you take the time to provide your input!

Dahn Pratt – Student SAP Mentor 2015

Sam Alexander –  Student SAP Mentor 2015

Mentors – Alexandre Rivet Papagiannidis, Jim Spath

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      Author's profile photo Michael Appleby
      Michael Appleby

      Hi folks,

      I worked with a solar cell start up company back in the early 80s and then ended up being hired by them as a full time business unit manager in 1996 for their solar panel line.  About a year after I joined SAP, I built a dashboard for bldg. 1 in Palo Alto using SAP MII and Excelsius products (among others) to present the near real-time energy usage and variable pricing impact of the generated power from the solar farm on the roof.  The display was up for at least a year and possibly as long as two years in the 2009-2011 date range.

      I would be happy to help work with you on this project.  Colorado (and specifically the Coors company) are up high so the reflected energy from the Earth's atmosphere is much less than at lower elevations.  So you should see more energy from your panels than we saw in Palo Alto.  Also less air pollution in general which also blocks the incident solar radiance.  While I am no longer in that field, I do have a fair amount of experience and still keep up with some of the newer developments.  Also would enjoy working with Jim who is a fellow moderator in SCN's SAP for Mobile community and was a fine mentor while I was learning the SCN ropes.

      Cheers, Mike

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      Thank you for your interest and your insights. Would you be interested in attending an event centered around implementation of solar technology? What about sharing your research and data?

      I would love to hear more about some of the outcomes and epiphanies of your real-time energy usage/pricing impact as it would be in-line with how we are thinking about leveraging SAP predictive and analytic software for the renewable energy adoption.

      Thanks again for sharing we appreciate it!


      Dahn and Sam

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      Michael Appleby