With rising energy costs and environmental pressures through the Climate Change Levy, there is a growing need to reduce power consumption. Reducing losses and waste, and adopting power efficient products and technology can achieve this utilising remote management.
However, since power losses are not easy to identify, it is difficult to determine the key culprits whether they are human users or power-hungry devices. In many cases it is difficult to store energy e.g. electricity, which must be generated to fulfill immediate demand. Predicting usage remains a key issue in an industry where downtime is unacceptable, which is made difficult by slow access to the remote meter readings.