Resource Data Management has launched a new energy dashboard called Kwheb, which it claims gives end users in-depth information on, and control over energy usage at individual store, national estate or global level.
The internet-based system draws together data from all energy-using equipment on a network, and presents it in clear graphical form, enabling users to get an immediate at-a-glance view of current energy usage as well as historical trends.
Kwheb harnesses the ability of RDM products to configure and control energy-using plant, while reading a wide range of smart power meters and pulse counters. This gives users the ability progressively to optimise equipment, while seeing the resultant changes in energy burn in real time.
It can focus on any scale of resolution, from a single item of plant, a store, building or factory, up to a national or global estate made up of many thousands of locations.
Once base energy costs have been set, it displays the cost of energy used in a range of currencies, and enables historical comparisons to be made between energy consumption for the current period against the same period last year, last month or last week.
In addition to monitoring electricity use, it can be used to monitor gas consumption, and - where electronically metered - water usage. Stored data can be exported to Excel for further analysis and more detailed reporting.
Andrew Chandler, managing director of RDM, said: “It gives end users a hugely powerful yet very simple-to-use interface, that delivers an immediate snapshot of the energy use in a building or estate.
“It can be used as a high level management tool to monitor and control consumption. A budget can be set for each location, and on-site plant actively managed in order to achieve target expenditure. Predicted overshoot can be addressed in good time, eliminating over-spend and ensuring energy targets are achieved – importantly without compromising the safety of processes or the comfort of building occupants.”