Real-Time Monitoring & Interval Data Analytics
Dashboards, widgets, charts, alerts – there are over 200 energy data software companies pitching you entertaining, but ultimately limited products to “visualize” your energy use. To fully leverage your real-time energy data (electricity, steam, gas, water, temperature, and more), it should be analyzed alongside your actual utility bills and costs, not an estimated average cost. Such a simple approach results in overestimating savings/cost avoidance opportunities or worse yet missed opportunities caused by underestimating the true value and overstating the payback period.
Often times, analysis can become challenging when dealing with a large portfolio of buildings serviced by multiple utility providers. EnergyWatch’s watchwire platform provides easy access to all interval and real-time data (5-second to 60-minute interval updates), offering multiple visuals for analysis and actionable insight through the Interval Data Analytics module (or Real-Time Monitoring module if the interval data is provided by a pulse output in real-time).
The interval data dashboard provides a high-level visual of your meter’s interval data in the respective intervals, which can be viewed by current day, week, month, year, or a selected time period such as “Billing Period”.
The heat map visual and the monthly profiles visual, both pictured below, provide insight into how energy is used throughout the respective period of time and makes it easy to spot any operational anomalies.
From the broad picture to the most granular data, each visualization helps to identify any type of energy inefficiency and take advantage of opportunities to save. Knowing exactly when and how your energy is being used in your building is essential to limiting demand, decreasing consumption, and ultimately saving you money.