How Can Data Centers Benefit from an Energy Management System?
If you own, work for, or have ever seen a data center, you can imagine how much energy it takes to keep one running. The NRDC estimates that data centers consumed 91 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2013 alone. That is equivalent to the annual output of over 30 large power plants. This number is only expected to grow, projecting to reach 140 billion kilowatt-hours by 2020.
With so much energy being used to power data centers, it is no wonder why they are investing in energy management systems to help cut costs. When used correctly, energy management systems can offer the following benefits:
Energy management systems save money.
When properly installed, power meters and submeters provide you with insight to how much energy your facility is consuming in real time. Using this data, you can identify inefficiencies and develop ways to fix them. Customers of Electro Industries have reported cutting their energy costs by 20% or more.
Energy management systems improve customer experience.
Uptime is a key metric that data centers use to measure the percentage of time their machines are active. Generally speaking, most data centers should shoot for 99% or greater uptime. Power quality analyzers, such as the ones available from Electro Industries, help prevent downtime by ensuring that your data center is receiving a steady stream of reliable power from your utility provider.
Energy management systems are socially responsible.
When you reduce your energy consumption, you aren’t just saving money – you are saving the environment. Promoting your commitment to going green is a good way to improve your public image and potentially attract new customers.
When data centers all over the world need to cut down on their energy costs, they depend on Electro Industries. With over 40 years in the energy management industry and a full line of products to accommodate the needs of any business, it’s easy to see why we are a worldwide leader in digital power monitoring. Visit our website to learn more or call 866-928-7908 to speak with one of our professional associates.