How It Works
We install an energy monitor in each of your locations to feed real-time electricity data back to PlotWatt.
We use powerful software algorithms to make it time- and cost-efficient to find the biggest saving opportunities for the least effort on your electric bill.
We consistently acknowledge a job well done so the teams remain motivated and encouraged to keep improving.
We also monitor HVACs, walk-in coolers and freezers and alert you if equipment is not functioning properly.
Owners receive a weekly email recapping stores’ progress, and showing the savings opportunities.
Our monthly report shows how much you’ve saved, and the PlotWatt score indicates how well teams are making and sustaining the changes.
Easy ≠ Simple
Our friendly emails and reporting are powered by some serious science, complex analytics and machine-learning software.
Take a look at how we see your energy.
1 Actual usage is in blue, while the gray shows the optimal staggered startup pattern to reduce peak and overall daily energy use.
2 This heat map shows a store’s light usage. By simply adjusting the timers employees can generate big savings.
3 This chart shows the a/c runs overnight and that settings are adjusted day-to-day. Temperature setbacks and a lockbox on the thermostat can deliver valuable savings throughout summer.
4 This comparison of overnight energy usage at three locations shows that some stores have higher usage while closed, and big changes day-to-day. This adds up to some big-ticket savings opportunities for the closing crew.
5 Long compressor cycles can indicate ice build-up or low refrigerant. Check the door seals for gaps and encourage staff to keep the door closed.
6 Most freezers defrost four times a day (every six hours). Variations usually indicate ice buildup or technician errors.
7 “Walk-in freezer off” is the most common and urgent walk-in alert. Alerts for rapid cycling compressors or fans are generally less urgent, but we notify customers if the problem persists.
8 We often spot anomalies in equipment usage and alert your team in case there is a concern.
PlotWatt: High Return on Effort
As a franchise owner most of your energy is consumed with growing your business and ensuring the quality that will keep customers coming back. PlotWatt is unique from other money-saving investments you can make because we deliver so much for so little effort on your part.
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