January 04, 2000 by Jeff Shepard

E-MON Corp. (Langhorne, PA) recently announced a new online load profiling and energy analysis service called EMONENERGY.COM. The service is designed to help users track and analyze their electrical consumption and demand, from a single circuit to an entire facility, using the Internet.According to E-MON, data may be collected in 15, 30 or 60-minute intervals and posted daily for review at any time. The data is archived for 25 months to allow year-to-year comparisons. The data may also be downloaded at any time should the subscriber wish to track utility expenditures over longer periods.The data is physically acquired from any meter with a pulse output, such as utility meters and E-MON submeters. The meter data is collected by a hardware interface and sent via modem to the EMONENERGY.COM server. According to the company, the hardware only takes a few hours to install, and a toll-free help desk is available. Other features of the program include: tracking facility energy use of electricity, water, natural gas, oil and steam; five-day energy, weather/degree day forecasts; profile detailed load shapes every 15, 30 or 60 minutes, or for 24-hour periods; monthly/year-to-date budget status; set budgetary and energy-usage level alarms; and determine length of use and time of use.