Author: Patty Solberg
Big Data—especially the need to make it usable and the advantages when you do—was a common theme of last week’s EnergySMART 2014 conference, which focused on practical strategies energy managers can employ now to drive savings for their organizations. In that brass-tacks spirit, here are some event highlights with a focus on the numbers.
$1,600: An example of the savings a business might achieve by preventing an energy usage peak. “When you put things in dollars, you can make the business case for changes,” said Micah Remley, EnerNOC’s vice president of product strategy and technology. He talked about EnerNOC’s new software platform release, which uses Genability’s rate schedule engine to analyze customers’ energy use and costs, and then send them alerts, such as a text message pointing out, “You’re going to have a peak from 2 to 3 p.m. If you control it, you can save $1,600.”