$250 million: that’s how much the Commonwealth of Massachusetts spends on the 1 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity it consumes each year. Before deploying a software-based enterprise solution, its energy management team relied on 30-day-old utility bill data that often only told the story of campus-wide usage (versus at the individual building level).
In 2010, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) kicked off an ambitious effort to monitor real-time energy consumption across its more than 25 million square feet of property. With over 1,300 meters across 460 buildings as diverse as courthouses, college campuses, prisons, and hospitals (some of which are brand new construction while others are 100+ year old facilities), getting visibility into real-time energy data was no easy feat. DOER selected EnerNOC’s SaaS-based energy intelligence software (EIS) as the foundation for the project, which has helped them identify nearly $3 million in savings to date.