Data analytics: the backbone of energy management? - t-mac

Data analytics: the backbone of energy management?

Data analytics are a key tool to reduce your energy consumption. In order to take the first steps towards reaching net zero goals, businesses should have a clear understanding of their collected data. Measuring energy usage and the associated emissions is the optimal way for businesses to gain a grasp of their business strategy, and make changes moving forward.

Climate change and net zero targets are at the forefront of the minds of consumers and investors. What this effectively means, is that energy performance is now an operational and commercial priority in building intelligence. Data analytics are crucial for businesses wishing to advance this intelligence.

Let’s take a look at how you can incorporate data analytics into your business – and reap the benefits.

Data collection

Collating an effective data management strategy is key for businesses required to comply with schemes such as Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) and the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). The earlier you start your data collection, the easier tasks such as compliance applications will be further down the line. 

Smart metering can also help businesses to keep on top of their costs, through the implementation of an automatic meter reading (AMR) device. This can provide you with greater control over your energy management by providing easy-to-read data that can be translated into a future plan.

Efficient energy management can happen anywhere at any time. Energy data and analytics need to be available in real-time, 24/7 and 365 days a year. Our cutting-edge software is accessible across multiple devices from desktop to smartphone; providing access anytime and from anywhere.

Understanding data

Keeping track of data from a number of different sites can be difficult to manage, and even more difficult to understand. Effective data management will help inform your business decisions, keep your energy costs low and help you to future-proof your sites. 

Understanding the data collected from your business can prove to be a challenge. But with the right software and equipment, this obstacle can be avoided. Many automatic metering systems use energy dashboards to display energy consumption data. Tables, graphs and images illustrate energy information in a more digestible format. This allows managers and business owners to have a clear understanding of how to move forward with their business strategy.

Once the data has been collected and transferred into easily read diagrams, it is important that businesses turn to efficient reporting. By compiling a clear picture of energy usage across your sites, you can track the peaks and troughs of your usage – and in turn understand how to mediate it.

Where does t-mac come in?

The most essential part of any energy management service is end-to-end support. Many firms can provide the hardware but not the software. Or you can buy the software, but you will have to find your own equipment and installation. t-mac can coordinate everything from the initial specification and supply of equipment, all the way through to installation and software training.

This level of comprehensive support, along with our pioneering technology, is what sets t-mac apart. We provide our clients with the help they need from start to finish, and provide a data-driven sustainable strategy for the future.

To learn more about t-mac’s next generation energy solutions, contact us today.

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