Polk County School District Energy Management department turned to vootu when they decided to investigate the many benefits of energy monitoring.
Polk County School District have long since held the enviable position of being Florida’s most energy efficient school district.
After years of hard work manually trying to identify energy waste through time consuming onsite inspections to identify blatant waste. Polk realized technology could help improve their efficiency by providing all the necessary insight into energy use, without having to leave the office!
E-TRAQ vootu’s real time energy monitoring system was installed into the pilot program school – Haines City High School.
Now Polk Counties Energy managers and electrical team can see in real time the true picture of how this faculty uses energy. In addition power quality can be monitored and hidden problems revealed and corrected quickly.
E-TRAQ within the first few hours exposed a significant phase load imbalance at Haines City High School a situation not uncommon but almost never checked.
An unbalanced three-phase system can cause three-phase motors and other three-phase loads to experience poor performance or premature failure because of the following:
- Mechanical stresses in motors due to lower than normal torque output
- Higher than normal current in motors and three-phase rectifiers
- Unbalance current will flow in neutral conductors in three-phase wye systems
E-TRAQ not only tracks all electricity usage in real-time but also records electrical values so that you can maintain the system and always be assured of optimal efficiency.
Polk County School District Energy management teams now have the tool necessary to improve the electrical performance and energy usage by always having real time energy data. This level of awareness and insight into usage patterns will reveal opportunities to cut costs and improve facility energy performance, all without having to leave the office.
E-TRAQ takes energy management to the next level, reliable informative data that otherwise is hard to collect is displayed in real time graphs and downloadable in various formats for report purposes.
Stop guessing and start measuring in real time, you will be surprised to see hidden inefficiencies and energy waste never imagined before!