Connecticut Manages Energy Data Across Thousands of Buildings and Energy Accounts

State of Connecticut

The State of Connecticut wanted a more effective way to track and manage energy usage and cost for its agencies and buildings. In November 2008, Veolia’s consulting group, SourceOne, was hired to design and develop a centralized location to contain and more easily manage all energy data related to the state’s building portfolio.
 

CHALLENGE

With more than 5,000 energy accounts, 40 agencies, 3,800 buildings and 27 utility vendors, manually entering data from energy invoices — stored across multiple databases — made it impossible to manage energy across all of the state’s operations.

Not only was manual data entry a time-consuming and costly method, but the lack of an integrated energy information database made the budgeting process more difficult. To solve these problems, Connecticut needed a solution that would provide a single database and the ability to transfer data electronically.


SOLUTION

SourceOne began the process by interviewing energy officials across the state to understand and address their specific requirements. Then, they designed an integrated energy information database known as the Building Energy Evaluation System (BEES) for the buildings that were most suitable for energy projects.

These energy projects include renovations, equipment replacement, renewable energy projects, on-site power generation and lighting and energy device automation.

Once the database was designed, SourceOne identified and collected data on all the state’s buildings, and populated the database with this information for more efficient invoice delivery. Then, they addressed the electronic transfer of this invoice data using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).
 

RESULTS

After working with SourceOne on a customized solution, 5,000 accounts throughout Connecticut were able to produce monthly utility information and usage details for 3,800 locations. To date, SourceOne and the state have processed more than 275,000 invoices representing all energy types used at state facilities.

The system provides auditing support for both financials and sustainability initiatives, allowing direct online access to individual utility invoices. In addition, the system houses approximately 250,000 historical invoices, which allows for year-over-year comparisons and the ability to verify and measure how much energy is conserved.

With this unique solution, the state been able to better track and manage energy usage and costs for multiple agencies and assets, streamline their budgeting process and increase the accuracy with which they report relevant data. Veolia’s collaboration with Connecticut is an example of SourceOne’s ability to provide comprehensive energy database operations, electric and gas utility invoice review and energy policy support to its customers.
 

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    LEARN MORE

    Click here for more on Veolia's energy services in Connecticut municipalities.
    Click here to learn about our energy management and advisory services.
  • Contact

    SITE CONTACT

    Veolia North America - Boston, MA
    ph. 617.849.6600