Why Your Restaurant Needs an Intelligent Energy Management System

In business and in life, it is important to distinguish between the things that are wants versus needs. With inflation and rising pricing in all areas, we’re here to say that you should consider moving an intelligent energy management system (EMS) from your “Want” list to the “Need” list. Keep reading to understand why an intelligent EMS is essential for your restaurant.  

First off, let’s define “intelligent EMS.” An intelligent energy management system is a software-based solution that enables efficient and effective management of energy usage. It can be used in residential, commercial, or industrial settings. An intelligent EMS uses advanced algorithms, data analytics, and automation to monitor, control, and optimize energy consumption and production.  

The intelligent EMS can integrate with various energy resources, such as solar panels, batteries, smart thermostats, and other IoT-enabled devices, to collect real-time energy generation and consumption data. It then analyzes this data to identify patterns, trends, and opportunities for energy savings.  

Restaurant owners can use their intelligent EMS to remotely control and schedule their energy usage, reducing costs, improving efficiency, and minimizing their carbon footprint. For example, the system may automatically adjust the temperature in a room based on occupancy and ambient conditions or shift energy usage to off-peak hours to take advantage of lower electricity rates.  

The amount of money an intelligent energy management system can save for a restaurant depends on various factors, such as the size of the restaurant, its energy consumption patterns, and the energy cost in the area. However, studies have shown that implementing an energy management system can typically result in energy savings of up to 30%. 

To give an example, let’s say that a restaurant owner spends $10,000 per month on energy bills, resulting in $120,000 annually being spent on energy. By implementing an intelligent energy management system, this restaurant owner could potentially save up to $3,000 per month, or $36,000 per year, changing the annual bill from $120,000 to $84,000. This is a substantial difference, and it can greatly affect the sustainability of a restaurant.  

Of course, not every restaurant will have such impressive results from installing an intelligent  EMS. However, by investing in an intelligent EMS, your restaurant will save significant money on energy costs in the long run while also contributing to sustainability efforts. 

Overall, an intelligent energy management system helps users make informed decisions about their energy usage, leading to cost savings, sustainability, and better energy management. Reach out to your friends at GWT2Energy today to learn about your intelligent EMS options.  

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