How much energy is used on site with all production lines closed and how much is it costing?
This base load directly impacts company profits. No profit can be made until base load electricity, gas, water etc have been paid for.
What is using this energy and should it be using as much as it is?
Checking water usage patterns during non-production times can also highlight hidden leaks.
Is equipment being left on?
The base load analysis mentioned above can highlight poor practices. Lights left on in unpopulated rooms, compressors left running over weekends, machinery left in standby/ready mode during extended shutdown periods. All of these eat into company profits and cost nothing to fix.
Are we being billed correctly?
Incorrect billing from supply companies is not limited to domestic accounts. Utilising half hourly data from incoming supply meters enables you to check monthly bills and query any errors using your energy management system reports as evidence.
Investigations can also be made to see if the billed supply capacity could be reduced without impacting production.
What is our energy use & cost per product?
Adding sub-metering to production lines or even individual production machinery enables accurate energy use per product and hence energy cost per product figures to be calculated.
This in turn can be used to ensure that products are priced correctly, including all production energy costs.