Why is energy management important?
For an organisation where energy is a strategic spend, it is important to measure and monitor usage accurately. In some companies energy can be second only to staff or raw material costs, yet typically does not have the robust monitoring or procedures in place that other cost centres benefit from. Using a range of Energy Management techniques can help you to control costs and identify areas where savings can be made.
how can you manage what you do not measure?
In the UK, businesses have their energy supplied through around 2.1 million electricity and around 1.4 million gas main meters of varying ages and abilities which have traditionally been read once a month. Many of our clients have suffered billing issues and problems that have been considered an everyday occurrence when dealing with energy suppliers. Taking control of your own data could mitigate this and effective metering can eradicate many supplier issues and allow an organisation to comply with future regulation.
Which metering system should you use?
To effectively manage your data it is wise to install Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) equipment. AMR enables your energy supplier to read your meters remotely and therefore send you accurate and timely billing, ensuring that energy usage is closely monitored and your costs are kept under control.
Owning your data
Sub-metering and logging
- Main metering to provide site-level data
- Distribution board circuit level to monitor areas of a site or equipment e.g. lighting
- Equipment level monitoring e.g. boilers and motors
How we can help
- Measure progress against energy efficiency initiatives
- Enable accurate cost management of supplier bills
- Understand the distribution of energy consumptions across your organisation
- Identify issues with equipment or wastage
- Provide technical data to assist in maintenance
- Facilitate bureau services
- Produce environmental reporting data
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