IoT Software to reduce energy usage


Energy consultancy firm Utilitywise is set to launch a new platform that will allow businesses to manage their energy usage using the Internet-of-Things (IoT)

Utilitywise is partnering with Vodafone and technology firm Dell to create the product. The collaboration will also see Vodafone and Utilitywise’s sales teams both take the platform to market. This is an innovative technology that will produce significant savings for businesses.

Monitors and evaluates energy usage

The new platform will use IoT tech to monitor and evaluate how much energy is being used by different pieces of equipment, such as lighting, heating, and ventilation systems. Using the system will allow companies to manage multiple sites and buildings through a single hub. The information can then be used to discover quickly where energy is being wasted and allow them to save money and reduce their carbon footprint.

By giving business owners and building managers insight into how their businesses are using energy, they can make truly informed decisions about how to reduce their utility bills. Utilitywise’s building controls solution has the potential to produce huge savings for customers, freeing up cash to be invested elsewhere.

Cost efficient

Using the new platform will also allow businesses to eliminate the need for expensive software licences and maintenance agreements that often exist as part of building management systems.

This is an example of how IoT is being used to disrupt and innovate. IoT is helping to create smarter buildings and to change the level of control and insight companies can get about their energy performance, that unlocks new savings and potentially lowers their carbon footprint.

With this combination, the companies have the ability to reduce energy consumption bills for thousands of businesses by combining Dell EMC’s infrastructure solutions – which are suitable for connecting systems like legacy building management commonly referred to as Operations Technology – to state of the art connectivity from Vodafone and advanced data ingestion and analytics from Utilitywise. Partnerships like this open up new opportunities for growth and will shape the way the Internet of Things.