Automatic Monitoring & Targeting
Major Utility Users:
- CHP + District Heating
- Local Councils
- Health Authorities
- Contract Energy Managers
- Private Landlords
- Military Sites
- Building Services
- Manufacturing and Process Customers
Monitoring and Targeting is basically seen as a process which manages energy and environmental issues in the same way as the business manages other costs and risks. It is, in essence, an approach which identifies, achieves and maintains Best Practice.
Monitoring and Targeting is recognised as a methodology for effectively managing energy and environmental issues and then bringing them to the forefront of good business practice.
To achieve a successful Monitoring and Targeting programme you need to measure the use of your utilities and compare this usage with production and other influencing variables.
The results of this analysis provide targets, and the management of the variances from these targets drive utility-saving projects. Implementing these projects will then achieve energy savings.
Monitoring and Targeting allows users to establish where they can make savings in utilities consumption by:-
- Establishing their sites use of utilities
- Comparing the variables that affect consumption
- Comparing this consumption fairly by taking into account variables that affect it
The Monitoring and Targeting Process
First, we establish the levels of usage for each utility on site and/or each energy accountable area. To make energy savings, each of these areas need to improve performance – this is Targeting, and achievable improvement in performance. The monitoring and targeting process follows four distinct stages as summarised by the following flow chart:
Automatic Monitoring and Targeting
Automatic Monitoring and Targeting systems use dedicated software to analyse and generate reports. These reports can be compared to the targets to identify savings and energy improvements.
Automatic Monitoring and Targeting systems reduce the manpower required for monitoring and ensure rapid results with automatic meter reading and real time analysis.
They identify wastage quickly, using the minimum of staff resources.
Systems usually include:-
- Meter data automatically collected from various utility devices
- Automatic deduction of data errors
- Data supplied in a standard format suitable to export to other software applications
- Software to collate the information and carry out data analysis to highlight waste and compare energy performance against established benchmarks