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Energy consumed information in S/4HANA

vinayakgole
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Hello Everyone,

I am trying to build a report on energy consumed by the enterprise. Could one of the experts here guide me is such information is stored in S/4HANA? Would it be available under EHS?

Please advise.

Thanks

Vinayak

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michaelf_
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Hi Vinayak,

the information/data you are looking for is indeed a part of EHS Environment Management. However, the most important question to ask is which scope of Emissions shall be reported here. Your question implies that you’re looking for Scope 2 Emissions (Indirect Emissions, consumption of purchased electricity, steam, heat and cooling). Hence, my answer only covers these emissions. Reporting on Scope 1 and Scope 3 Emissions is a different kind of beast. Your requirement may also ask for these - that’s something you need to clarify.

There are several steps required to get this information/data in the correct format for any kind of reporting:

  1. Definition of the data to be collected: Interval (e. g. Daily, Monthly, Yearly), Type/Unit of Data (e. g. power consumption in kWh, m³ of natural gas, etc.), and the Location this data is used, burned, or otherwise emitted.
  2. Aggregation or calculation of the data: Depending on the granularity of the data collection and the type/format you are collecting it, an aggregation or calculation will be required. A simple example would be to aggregate the amount of fossil fuel burned for heating in a single building to a higher level (e. g. plant or company). In addition, you might want to calculate the CO2-Equivalent (CO2e) of the energy you used.
  3. Reporting

From my experience, the data collection and aggregation is key here to build meaningful and correct reports.

With kind regards,

Michael

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To add to what MIchael mentioned, the "source" of the energy data may come from outside an S/4 module - it could be utility bills, plant data historians, manual sampling, or spreadsheets. EHS-EM offers a few options to get that data into the application as specific consumption records, and then those are used by the emission equations to give you a GHG emission result. EHS-EM has content to handle Scope 1 and 2 emissions, and could do some of Scope 3 with project work to create the necessary data collections and equations. Some SAP applications that might track energy consumed would be Digital Manufacturing, Asset Performance Management, and Transportation.

vinayakgole
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Thank you Michael. This has been very helpful.