EnergyCAP, Accuweather partner for more accurate energy use comparisons

Chris Heinz - September 20, 2011

EnergyCAP and Accuweather have partnered in a new data sharing agreement.

Improved access to daily degree day data from weather stations around the country will enable EnegyCAP clients to more quickly take into account weather patterns revealed by degree day temperature variations when making month-to-month and year-to-year energy consumptions comparisons.

New EnergyCAP calendarization and normalization modules will use the daily Accuweather temperature data to enable comparisons that are easily verifiable and accurate. Calendarization processes provide for more useful reporting of utility use/cost data represented by utility bills that often span portions of two or even three different months.

By allocating the data to the most appropriate calendar month (calendarization), and by taking the critical weather variable into account when doing the allocation (normalization), EnergyCAP is providing its clients a monthly view of their energy use and cost that is the next best thing to real-time energy monitoring. Apples-to-apples year-to-year comparisons are made possible by normalizing the data to a selected weather 'base year'.

"Better data visibility and access allows auditing, analytics and reporting, and helps foster cooperation between utility and customer as both seek to eliminate errors and optimize energy usage and cost," said EnergyCAP CEO Steve Heinz.

Topics: Software Features

Chris Heinz

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Chris Heinz

Chris is Vice President of Human Resources for EnergyCAP, Inc., which helps organizations get value from their utility bills through energy management software. He's an Associate Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation, a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, and a Certified Professional Life Coach. He also started www.Munyay.com to help people love their life and love their work.

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