What is a rules engine and how does it apply to energy analytics? According to Wikipedia, a business rules engine is a software system that executes one or more business rules in a run-time production environment. The rules might come from legal regulation, business goals, operational requirements, or optimization needs. But, it enables operational decisions to be processed separately from the…

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The Duck Curve Explained If you’ve heard of the Duck Curve, then you may be aware of the impact that Solar PV is having on California’s electrical grid.  However, if you’re not familiar with the term, you will be soon. Solar PV is a tremendous alternative and sustainable resource for electricity and already produces gigawatts…

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Energy Analytics at Wastewater Treatment Plants Moving and processing water in the state of California is energy intensive. Some estimates place energy consumption associated with moving and processing water near 30% of all electrical energy consumption within the state.   The cost of this energy, especially at wastewater treatment plants, is a large part of total…

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The best energy decisions start with monitoring energy behind the meter, or demand side monitoring, but many facility owners do not collect or retain their own energy information. Even a brief historical platform can go a long way towards establishing the essential relationship between the key performance indicators (KPIs) that drive energy cost like kWh per unit production,…

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Energy “What if” Analysis requires prediction and PredictEnergy® uses scenarios based on the energy cube to enable prediction. Scenarios are powerful stories with events and actions taken to reach a goal… in our case an energy cost goal. PredictEnergy® allows the user to evaluate and determine the best energy cost using scenarios. The scenario path may be…

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