Anthony Schoofs has written 87 articles

Anthony drives Wattics' innovation on energy efficiency for industrial and grid environments. Anthony is also behind WSNbuzz.com, a blog covering technology advances within the smart grid and IoT markets, and was listed in 2011 amongst the top 100 IoT thinkers. Anthony was recently awarded the Globe Sustainability Research Award for his contribution to advancing knowledge on sustainability.

1 – Gathering information for your project proposal (in Retail Stores)

Wattics energy management solution for retail stores Step-by-step procedures for monitoring and benchmarking of HVAC, lighting and power outlets within/across stores. — This first post describes the information you need to get from the store to produce your project proposal. 1 – Gathering information for your project proposal 2 – Preparing your project proposal 3…

4 – Preparing your installation (in Retail Stores)

Wattics energy management solution for retail stores Step-by-step procedures for monitoring and benchmarking of HVAC, lighting and power outlets within/across stores. — As this stage the PO has been received and works can be conducted. You must now aim at a quick meter installation with no surprises or delay. This fourth post provides the checklist…

2 – Preparing your project proposal (in Retail Stores)

  Wattics energy management solution for retail stores Step-by-step procedures for monitoring and benchmarking of HVAC, lighting and power outlets within/across stores. —  At this stage you have gathered information about the store’s electrical setup, and whether you can use the store’s Internet to transmit the readings to the online dashboard, see Stage 1 –…

3 – Preparing your quote (in Retail Stores)

Wattics energy management solution for retail stores Step-by-step procedures for monitoring and benchmarking of HVAC, lighting and power outlets within/across stores. —  At this stage you have gathered information about the store’s electrical setup and computed your project proposal. You also know whether the customer IT infrastructure can be used and the policy for using…

5 – Installing your metering equipment (in Retail Stores)

  Wattics energy management solution for retail stores Step-by-step procedures for monitoring and benchmarking of HVAC, lighting and power outlets within/across stores. —  At this stage, you have done your site survey, put together your project proposal based on the electrical diagram, and you know which circuits you are going to monitor. If all went…

How to prepare for a successful electrical meter installation

This post provides a checklist of pre-installation requirements that must be taken care of before the meter installation date (electrical meters).   1. Get your labels right Electrical installations are generally the result of original installations combined with a number of changes and upgrades made over the years to accommodate site expansion or new business…

Analysing electrical demand and supply (kW, kVAR, kVA, PF, V)

Reducing energy costs starts by understanding what’s driving your energy use and how efficient your electrical installation is. You may be familiar with monitoring your kWh consumption from electricity bills and from more granular dashboard reports, but it’s now time to get started with what’s really happening with your electrical loads (appliances, machines, etc).  …

Start to investigate your kW demand profile for understanding what’s driving your energy use

Reducing energy costs starts by understanding what’s driving your energy use. Your organisation is typically billed for its hourly consumption patterns and peak demand for energy, so monitoring both your consumption (kWh) and demand (kW) is vital in reducing energy costs. You may be familiar with monitoring your kWh consumption in the Breakdown tab of…

What we need to know to quote your energy efficiency projects

Partnering with Wattics means that you can now avail of our technical support in terms of metering and software requirements when putting together your project proposal. Depending on the complexity of the project at hand, the mix of calls, emails, photos and notes can quickly get messy. As such, we have tried to formalise the…

How to survey an electrical installation for metering and targeting?

Sites’ layout and electrical installations are unique, most customers do not exactly know what they want to monitor, and many customers have pre-existing metering installations that must be integrated. Any monitoring and targeting project therefore starts with a site survey to learn the status quo.   Site surveys must be carried out to define the…

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