Ge Energy Management Initiative
The development in energy management business opportunity in Canada may encounter the objections from Canadian divisional leaders. What Canadian divisional leaders worry about the energy management business is that it is new to the GE Canada and the implementation involves considerable risks in experience in being a prime contractor and being a target for legal actions. The energy management business opportunity may receive the support from the U.S. divisions because the manager of Energy Management business in the U.S. divisions has seen the potential business opportunity in Canada, but the managers of U.S. divisions want to obtain the full autonomy of the energy business operations in Canada. Hence, the direct-connect management system will hamper the energy management business in Canada. The meeting with the GE Supply executives suggests that the GE Supply executives do not have fully understanding in strong Canadian presence in the business operations in Canada. The executive in the U.S. have convinced that the project contract with Canadian Federal Government will fit in the model of energy management business that is currently running in the U.S. divisions, but failed in experiences in running the business in Canada. They have gained a lot of experience over the past 12 months in the U.S., but that does not mean that the experience in running business in the U.S. will help them run the business in Canada.