Announcing: Urjanet Utility Interval Data
This just in — Urjanet has launched the industry’s first utility interval data service. The Data-as-a-Service solution offers the most comprehensive coverage in the industry, providing electricity, water, and natural gas usage data from over 70 utilities worldwide. But first, let’s take a step back and look at the difference between interval data and utility bill data.
Interval data is a fine-grained record of energy, water, or gas consumption. While utility bill data offers insights into monthly trends of consumption, interval data provides usage information on a daily, hourly, or minute-by-minute basis. This allows energy and facility managers to dig deeper into their buildings and get to the root of any inefficiencies or anomalies.
As Tyson Mayeda, operations director at MACH Energy, put it: “Bill data gives you some insight into your energy costs. But if you’re trying to understand what your usage is, what equipment you need to replace, or what different times of the month you’re using your chillers, having that interval data is critical. It’s really being able to dig into what you’re doing, and make choices accordingly.”
“It’s really being able to dig into what you’re doing, and make choices accordingly.”
Access to interval data, however, hasn’t always been easy. Installing submeters provides granular, real-time data, but at immense expense; installations can cost up to $2,000 a meter. Many utilities already make interval data available on their websites, drawn from smart meters installed by the utility. However, logging on to each utility’s website and manually pulling that data is an unnecessary headache. And thus, Urjanet Utility Interval Data was created.
So, how does the service work? Urjanet Utility Interval Data automatically aggregates interval meter data from more than 70 utility providers across the globe. The data collected is normalized against time zones and delivered daily, in five to 60 minute intervals. Best of all: Urjanet Utility Interval Data requires no hardware installation, making it a cost-effective solution for energy and facilities management.
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About Amy Hou
Amy Hou is a Marketing Manager at Urjanet, overseeing content and communications. She enjoys writing about the latest industry updates in sustainability, energy efficiency, and data innovation.