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Kick-starting your motor management plan

November 15, 2017 2:00 PM / by

 Clayton Erekson

Posted in Energy Analytics Energy Management Motors

Today we finish our partner spotlight on Motors At Work with another blog post by Nicole Dyess from our Partner at Motors At Work.

Partner Case Study: M@W & Des Moines

November 7, 2017 10:00 AM / by

 Clayton Erekson

Posted in Energy Analytics Case Studies Energy Savings Motors

Since 1990, 175 thousand people have moved to Des Moines, Iowa, increasing its population by 40%.

Energy Data Made Easy

August 11, 2017 11:09 AM / by

 Dan Lunt

Posted in Power Bills Energy Analytics Vitality Energy Monitoring Systems Energy Management


Sometimes it feels like we are drowning in data. This can be discouraging but there has been great progress recently in tools to help with this data.

When it comes to energy data, your bills can be a great source, but how do you make that data useful? And what if the bills don't tell you everything you want to know? This article discusses the challenges and offers some great advice.

What you need to know before you hire an ESCO.

August 10, 2017 10:42 AM / by

 Scott Burrows

Posted in Energy Analytics ECMs ESCO

What is an ESCO?

An ESCO, is an Energy Service Company.

Energy saving is an extremely hot topic in today’s world. Be it for saving money or for saving the planet, the desire to save energy is forefront in the minds of people all over the planet. An ESCO attempts to provide you with strategies and tools to help you meet whatever your energy saving goals are. There are many advantages to having an ESCO perform this type of work, but there are also disadvantages. We will go over a few of each in this post, to give you an understanding of both some pros and some cons.

Distributed Energy & Our Grid

July 24, 2017 2:00 PM / by

 Clayton Erekson

Posted in Energy Analytics

In recent years more and more Americans are making the decision to switch to distributed energy sources. The rise of these technologies in the last couple of years has been influenced by a number of different factors, including the rising cost of power and the lowering cost of hardware components such as solar.

Energy Prediction and Being Pro-Active With Energy Management

July 21, 2017 2:30 PM / by

 Scott Burrows

Posted in Energy Analytics Real-Time Metering Virtual Energy Manager

William Edwards Deming once said, "Management is not playing games; management is prediction". This quote, describes perfectly, a vital aspect in the goal to manage your energy consumption and, by managing it, reduce it. The ability to understand your energy consumption, and then be able to predict future usage, is absolutely necessary, if you wish to reach your goals.

Save Money on Energy Through Retro-Commissioning

June 28, 2017 2:48 PM / by

 Dan Lunt

Posted in Energy Consumption Program & Commission Energy Analytics Energy Monitoring Systems

We often hear references to "retro-commissioning," and if you're like many people, you've probably wondered what it means and how it might benefit your organization.

Salt Lake Community College: Energy Monitoring Done Right.

June 27, 2017 11:34 AM / by

 Scott Burrows

Posted in Insider Energy Consumption Energy Analytics Energy Management


Salt Lake Community College, (SLCC) is one of the largest community colleges in the country for total student enrolled.  Beginning in 2014 Summa Energy began working with SLCC to fully implement an energy metering system  throughout all of their campuses.

Why You Need Energy Baselines and How To Get Them.

June 23, 2017 10:04 AM / by

 Dan Lunt

Posted in Power Bills Metering Energy Analytics Energy Monitoring Systems

Energy consumption baselines are an essential part of any measurement and verification effort. Without a baseline, you really don't know where you started, and if you don't know where you started, you can't know how much progress you've made.

University of Utah Case Study

June 21, 2017 1:10 PM / by

 Scott Burrows

Posted in Energy Consumption Metering Energy Analytics Case Studies Energy Management

The University of Utah ("U") has taken and implemented many measures to improve their energy efficiency and reduce their overall carbon footprint in the world.