Metering Monitoring and Targeting is an important step and a crucial aspect of energy management for any organisation looking to drive efficiencies and ultimately reduce costs.
What gets ‘measured’ gets ‘managed’ and thanks to the process of Metering, Monitoring and Targeting, consumption data is collected and analysed to evaluate consumption over a medium to long period of time to identify possible savings.
Meter and submeter data are often already available for an Energy or Facility Manager to review, whether it’s a commercial building, factory or higher education facility.
As a result fiscal data is always obtainable and there are many systems available allowing the integration of the submeter function for consumption control and diagnostics.
Very often, however, this kind of data is trivially collected and not used to the fullest effect.
This is where Watts-ON offers many significant advantages. It is possible to upload data to the platform and generate charts and reports so the data can be analysed effectively.
The Watts-ON platform has an interchangeable and adaptable module to match the unique needs of customers which facilitates easier data loading. There are several formats which are supported for different types of data loading and the range of these formats can be easily expanded and customised to the unique requirements of each customer.
Watts-ON allows Energy and Facility Managers to create reports for cross-analysis by combining meter and submeter data with other available data, for example production data.
Using Watts-ON, Energy and Facility Managers are able to cross reference consumption data with production data and therefore able to clearly identify losses, for example by simply looking at when there was high energy consumption even though production was reduced or even stopped.
It is common practice in large manufacturing plants not to switch off machinery and plant, even though production may be paused, for example during holidays or shift interchanges.
Obviously this practice wastes energy and although it may be justified for short periods, it can lead to enormous energy savings if it is understood that production remains idle for longer periods of time.
Often in sectors such as hospitality, pharmaceutical, large industrial plants and universities, energy is consumed from multiple units, multiple buildings and sites and even in different geographical locations.
In these situations Watts-ON allows Energy and Facility Managers to analyse individual consumption and compare, contrast and cross reference across different units, sites and geographies.
This kind of analysis has the power to shine a light on new savings opportunities both for the individual unit or building and for the entire organisation.
Therefore monitoring and analysing consumption allows Energy and Facility Managers to identify the periods in which there have been peaks in consumption and understand the reasons for this, allowing the organisation to optimise resources and avoid waste, thus reducing costs. And all this is feasible using historical data held by the organisation.
However Watts-ON has the ability to collect this data in real time, in a flexible way, and manage the information to highlight faults and run diagnostics.
In summary Watts-ON has the power, flexibility and ability to collect data in multiple formats, assess, compare and contrast and produce accurate and effective reports and documents to allow Energy and Facility Managers to make changes, ultimately resulting in lower energy consumption, which can only be beneficial for the entire organisation.