Bring your behind the scenes energy savings efforts to the front by displaying your performance for all to see.
There is always news about energy and electricity. Whether it is the increasing rates, the effect of rising energy costs on the economy or the threat of load shedding, the bad news just keeps on coming. There are, however, many good news stories are out there as well.
Companies drive large public relations campaigns to tell the country about their energy saving initiatives and how they are reducing power. But only so much gets read and seen, and more surprisingly, there is a good chance that your direct customers and staff don’t even read the publication carrying your good news.
What’s more, there are many companies that are saving energy through immense behind the scenes efforts. Just by networking at any event you will hear reports of initiatives that are being successfully implemented by most businesses.
Displaying energy consumption creates awareness
Energy Cybernetics’ ‘auto-play’ dashboard solution can assist in creating more awareness and visibility of your energy performance. By positioning screens in public areas, or on staff computers, the dashboard loops through a sequence of displays continuously, and gives you the option of selecting the information you wish to share with staff and the public.
Report on how many trees you have saved for a set period, what your carbon emissions are, how your consumption compares to a previous month – parameters can be selected to showcase positive performance, but also give warning of increased pressure on your system allowing an awareness of excessive use. In extreme weather conditions people can be made aware that energy use is increasing due to, in summer too many air-conditioners being turned on, or in winter, too much heating is being used.
Exhibiting energy consumption visually creates ultimate awareness, and has the added benefit of facilitating human behaviour change resulting in more energy savings, and a better return on investment on your energy saving initiatives.
Energy Cybernetics offers comprehensive energy management reporting and dashboard solutions based on data collected, validated and processed through its locally developed PowerWatch energy management system. PowerWatch provides automated metering and real-time data collection from virtually any electronic device. The system allows energyconsumption data to be integrated with other business data, like production data, for optimal reporting and dashboarddisplay usage. Deployment is quick and cost-effective delivering optimal return on investment.
Make informed decisions on your energy use
The availability of reliable, good quality energy data makes for accurate display of energy performance, and carries with it many other reporting and energy management benefits. By aligning your reporting requirements to your energy management plan, or specific energy saving initiative, you can make informed decisions on your energy use, be alerted to high usage periods in realtime to facilitate corrective action timeously, set baselines for energy measurement and verification, benchmark your energy use against others in your industry, etc. Reports are delivered via e-mail (usually in PDF) format with content customised to user selected requirements.
PowerWatch has delivered data collection and validation solutions of the highest standards to clients such as the Edcon Group, Pioneer Foods, Stellenbosch University, Vodacom, Tiger Brands, and more.
Energy Cybernetics, a professional service provider of energy consulting andtraining services, develops reporting and dashboard solutions to clients’ unique requirements.