HelioPower is a pioneer in energy analytics and has developed a proprietary energy analytics software platform called PredictEnergy™ to help our clients cut the cost of energy to make, move, store or process their products. Energy analytics are relevent across a wide spectrum of enterprises, and HelioPower has extensive experience working with clients in discrete and batch manufacturing, distribution and logistics, and water and wastewater.
Historically, software to monitor and analyze energy intensity has been limited to power production and consumption monitoring, and often applied exclusively to the building envelope and associated building systems. HelioPower believes that reducing the energy intensity in COGS (cost-of-goods-sold) is a far more valuable component of an overall energy strategy since it scales with a business, and is not limited to a specific building.
PredictEnergy™, HelioPower’s energy analytics software platform, focues on the energy intensity of the business. It is a tool that many of our clients find valuable since it provides the following features and benefits:
|Decision analytics||Business intelligence|
|Business process improvements||Energy usage process improvements|
|Strategic planning||Resource allocation|
|Process scheduling||Scheduling distributed generation|
Energy analytics enable energy planning, benchmarking, baselining, and establishing best practices. They provide energy information to support thoughtful business decisions on batch and per unit energy costs, and enable the creation of specific key performance indicators (KPI).
The ultimate benefit from energy analytics, and PredictEnergy™ in particular, is in optimizing your portfolio of energy sources and uses to deliver the lowest total energy cost. Additional benefits include long-term economic planning of energy sources and uses, short-term production and delivery planning within the context of energy cost, and the optimization of capital deployment for energy sources and uses.
The results from implementing PredictEnergy™ are very attractive:
- Impressive IRRs approaching 100% as a result of measuring and modifying business processes
- Paybacks of less than 1 year as a result of identifying utility incentive opportunities
- IRRs in excess of 40% when used as a strategic planning and optimization tool
Energy cost for many businesses can be one of their largest expenses, often second only to labor. Prudent monitoring, analysis, and optimization of that energy in the context of your business can offer your organization significant economic benefits.