Carbon Data Visualisation
Carbon data collection and reporting service for electricity, gas, renewable and water data in the Blue Skies Automated Monitoring and Targeting portal.
A key feature of the service is that data can be gathered from any advanced hardware / utility meter.
Technologies used include conventional data loggers, integrated meter modems / smart meters and LoRaWAN pulse counters.
Portal has been in development since 2011 and is the favoured AM&T portal for much of the UK Water Retail sector.
The portal is designed for end-users to login and view summary data. However, we know that most organisations do not track minor changes on a daily basis, so the AMT portal includes a suite of tools for Second -Level Admin users to fully track the alarms, make eye-ball reviews of all data and issue reports.
Each day, the incoming data is checked against agreed / expected usage, if usage is exceeded an automated email message is sent from Blue Skies to the Facilities Manager responsible for the location. A clear visualization of carbon data.
One of many Carbon Counter micro-management services helping clients to monitor and reduce the CO₂e emissions footprints around their organisations.
Are you a Facilities Manager?
With buildings in many cities with different Energy Suppliers?
Yes - Carbon Counter monitoring portal is ideal for you. Data from any system can be imported into Carbon Counter to be reviewed in one carefully designed User Interface.
Are you an independent business?
With limited information about Energy usage in your sector?
Yes - Carbon Counter offers a great benchmarking tool, all independent organisations can benchmark together.
Tasked with reducing CO2e?
Job description broadened to include monitoring the carbon footprint?
Yes - Carbon Counter automatically produces simple one page reports for notice boards and offer tools to promote behavioural change to raise awareness of wastage.
Smart Meters or self-submit?
The numbers tell the same story
Yes - live smart metering data is useful, energy wastage and water leaks are detected. Meter reads gathered with a torch and notepad can also be sent to Carbon Counter as self-submit, see table below
|Smart Meter Data||Self submit meter reads|
|Calculate ADU (average daily usage)||Yes||Yes|
|Benchmark against similar buildings||Yes||Yes|
|Generate Monthly Reports||Yes||Yes|
|Calculate Dynamic Forecasts||Yes||Yes|
|Calculate CO₂e emissions from buildings||Yes||Yes|
|Near real-time data||Yes||No|
|Check on the status of smart meter / data logger||Yes||N/A|
|Automated email alerts about excessive usage||Yes||No|
|Report minimum night usage||Yes||No|
Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) is a technology that can capture and make effective use of the high concentrations of CO₂ emitted by industrial activities. Consequently, it has a key role to play in decarbonization and the addressing the challenge of global climate change.
Targeting 40GW of offshore wind power generation by 2030 including 1GW floating wing
Consulting on whether it is appropriate to end gas grid connections to new homes being built from 2025
Growing the installation of electric heat pumps, from 30,000 per year to 600,000 per year by 2028
Supporting the deployment of CCUS in four industrial clusters
Carbon Counter provide an indispensable service, they collect data from various data loggers, smart meters and power company's portals then put it in one place for quick access to reports, forecasts and alarms.
Spartan UK has been using remote monitoring technology for its onsite gas sub meters for nearly two years. During this time, we have been able to identify areas for improvement and quantify the results of upgrades. The technology is unobtrusive and the data presentation easy to understand and analyse. Due to the nature of our business and size of the site we were initial concerned about signal penetration and reception, but this has not shown to be an issue. We plan to continue to use the information gathered to improve our gas efficiency, reduce our environmental impact and to justify future capex improvement projects
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children
CO2e, or carbon dioxide equivalent, is a standard unit for measuring carbon footprints. The idea is to express the impact of each different greenhouse gas in terms of the amount of CO₂ that would create the same amount of warming.
The more we talk about the need to control emissions,
the more they are growing