The Top 5 Things to Know About Energy Data

Urjanet Inc  |  June 10, 2014   |  Energy & Sustainability  


Companies, organizations and governments face increasing environmental and economic challenges. The pressure to improve corpo- rate profits and energy sustainability has forward-thinking companies turn- ing to energy management as a strategic source of cost reduction, profit margin, and cash flow improvements, not to mention regulatory compliance.

Energy is the third-largest budget item for most U.S. companies and it represents $1 trillion of the nation’s gross domestic product*. Like any ma- jor expense, energy usage must be understood before it can be reduced. That’s why collecting accurate, complete and timely energy data has be- come the critical first step to identify energy cost and carbon emissions reduction opportunities.

Accessing energy data from hundreds or thousands of utilities is a daunting task because there are no data standards. Utilities all speak different languages; they have disparate data formats, tariffs, taxes, semantics, etc.

Tapping in to Big Energy Data can help your organization make smarter, more profitable and eco-friendly decisions, but there are a few things to know before you get started.

In this tutorial, we‘ll discuss 5 things you should know about Big Energy Data including:

1. Big Energy Data is fundamental to understanding energy usage
2. Energy data is becoming a strategic asset
3. Manual energy data collection is expensive
4. Data challenges can impede success
5. Technology automates Big Energy Data collection

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