PORTLAND, Ore. — Cascade Energy has introduced what it says is a first-of-its-kind energy efficiency management system designed to help industrial companies master their energy spend. Taking aim at the $95 billion annual energy bill of U.S. industrial companies, Cascade Energy said its new SENSEI™ energy efficiency platform is a comprehensive web-based system that makes it possible for industrial firms to establish true energy performance, drive action to reduce consumption, and track associated savings across entire enterprises.

“With SENSEI, energy management can move beyond one-time capital upgrades or occasional best practices to a comprehensive system that encourages the sustained action required to capture greater efficiency,” said Dan Brown, Cascade Energy vice president of product development.

“We can now connect actions to energy performance in a way that drives change in operations and maintenance, employee behavior, and management practices. This opens the door for significant sustainable savings, and in some utility territories, significant incentives.”

The company said the platform has been tested in large industrial enterprises and has application in commercial buildings.

Cascade Energy said SENSEI provides real-time energy consumption tracking and visual displays of key performance indicators, including energy correlations to plant throughput, comparisons with previous periods, event tagging overlaid on energy performance, and reporting of cumulative savings across multiple facilities. The company has also built SENSEI to help industrial customers track their carbon footprint.

SENSEI is available in North America on a subscription basis to companies and utilities. Service options for professional support, meter installation, sub-metering, data aggregation, and transmission hardware are also available. For more information, visit www.energysensei.com.

Publication date: 11/19/2012