How to Convert Your Submeter Data into Tangible Savings
So, you’ve heard about the many benefits of power monitoring and you’ve decided to give it a try. You got upper management on board, invested in energy meters and submeters, and had them professionally installed throughout your facility.
Now what? Your meters have been hard at work collecting data, and you now have a wealth of information available at your fingertips. But how do you convert these numbers and statistics into tangible savings for your business?
Use the information available to you to pinpoint areas of weakness in your company. Is one piece of equipment using significantly more energy than the rest? Are your heating and cooling costs double what they should be, according to your benchmarked data? Wasted energy can come from anywhere, so make sure to go through your data with a fine-toothed comb to find potential areas for improvement.
Step 2: Implement power saving programs.
Once you identify your inefficiencies, you must make a plan to minimize them. Every scenario is different, but your proposal should always include a clear, reachable goal, as well as a plan to get there. Example: reduce lighting costs by 30% over the next six months by replacing all light bulbs with CFLs.
Step 3: Continue to monitor your energy consumption and constantly strive for improvement.
Energy management is not a “set it and forget it” approach. If you want the best results possible, you must continue to strive for improvement.
Electro Industries has been a worldwide leader in energy management systems for more than 40 years. With hundreds of thousands of power monitoring instruments installed across the globe, don’t trust anyone but us to help you save money and energy. Visit our website to learn more, or give us a call at 866-928-7908.