The improvement in terms of human effort and error reduction from implementing an energy management system in a company, compared to continuing to monitor using Excel, depends on various specific factors related to the company and the system itself. However, I can provide you with a general idea based on the typical benefits of energy management systems:
- Efficiency in Data Handling: An automated energy management system can significantly reduce the time spent on data collection and analysis. Compared to Excel, where data entry and manipulation are manual, an automated system can reduce human effort by a range that could be from 50% to 70% or more, depending on the complexity and volume of data.
- Error Reduction: Human errors in data entry and analysis are common in manual spreadsheets like Excel. An energy management system can reduce these errors by automating data collection and processing. The reduction in errors could range between 30% and 60%, depending on the system’s efficacy and the accuracy of the previous manual methods.
- Analysis and Reporting: Energy management systems often offer advanced analysis and reporting capabilities, which can reduce the time dedicated to these tasks by 40% to 60% compared to Excel.
- Real-Time Monitoring and Alerts: The ability to monitor in real-time and receive automatic alerts for anomalies or excessive consumption may not have a direct equivalent in Excel, representing a significant improvement in energy management.