Knowledge Is Power
Comprehensive energy management involves making short-term adjustments to meet long-range, strategic goals. But in order to shape those objectives, it’s important to create an accurate, honest assessment of your current situation. Tracking your progress requires setting your starting points.
Energy Professionals’ web-based software considers current account information and historical data inputs in order to construct meaningful models and analysis to help you better manage to your energy plan. With our system, you can track statistics and create benchmarks around energy usage, energy spend, budgeting, and demand-side and commodity components.
Specifically, you’ll now have the ability to create and track the items below, giving you more power than ever in controlling your energy costs. Contact your Energy Professionals consultant to learn more.
The system provides benchmarking, measurement of initiatives, and easy customization to allow specific focus for your business. This allows organizing data into specific and easy-to-understand graphs and reports that can be shared internally or with ownership.
The facility benchmarking tool helps identify a starting point for energy management initiatives. For example, benchmarking can provide a comparison of baseline to current performance and facilities against each other using a set criteria, such as $/square foot and $/case of product. This is helpful in evaluating the value of implementing energy conservation measures, such as Energy Star certification, facility upgrades or operational changes.
The difference in a user of energy and an efficient energy user is the ability to plan for expenses, on-going, based on past usage and performance. The system can track a preliminary budget over actual and historical real time data; allowing to track usage and cost accordingly.
Large industrial customers and manufacturers have always understood the impact of weather on facility costs. The system weather normalizes daily energy data for more accurate year-over-year comparisons. This will highlight energy variances due to weather and allow for adjustments using the information.
Interval Data Reporting
Interval data is extremely useful in viewing energy usage at small increments of time, such as 15 minute intervals. If available, the system captures data in these intervals and provides various reports and graphs that illustrate trends over a period of time. This information can help identify intra-day anomalies and manage variances as efficiently as possible.
Metric Based Validation
An important proactive tool for owners and management companies alike, the metric-based validation is a review, based on a standard set of rules which measures variances in cost, usage, demand and other bill components. If variances are outside of specified tolerance levels, our analysts are alerted. This validation uses more than 25 points of inspection.
As part of the system’s invoice verification process, invoices are scanned; verified and relevant data points are collected. This premium service, which may be applied to all or only specified meters, uses the current tariff for each customer account to recalculate the invoice in order to ensure that the charges are correct.