Illuminations From PlotWatt

Help for Small Business Electricity Costs

Posted by Will Duckett

If you've got questions about your small business' electricity costs PlotWatt's got the answer: Our free energy pilot.  This post addresses some of the frequently asked questions we hear from business owners about this exciting new program.

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April 13, 2016

PlotWatt Wins Energy Excelerator Grant

Posted by Thomas Tuttle

DURHAM, NC – PlotWatt announced that it has been named to the 2016 cohort of Energy Excelerator, the nation’s largest and most active investor in clean-tech technologies. PlotWatt was selected from more than 200 applicants to receive up to $1M in grant funds to promote its energy-efficiency solution to small-to-medium sized businesses in Hawaii and the Asia Pacific.

 

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March 17, 2016

5 Reasons to Say No to Our Free Energy Pilot

Posted by Will Duckett

Every now and then an offer comes along that really is as good as it seems. PlotWatt's free energy pilot falls into that category.  As we prepare to expand our success with quick service restaurants into new small to medium business segments, we need to gather data and insights that will help us baseline current energy usage in order to tailor our solution. 

To attract partners in this quest we are offering a free, six-month pilot for businesses that meet the following simple criteria:

  1. Own 25+ locations 
  2. Operate in California, New England, Florida, Illinois and/or Ohio
  3. Are willing to provide PlotWatt with temporary access to their online utility accounts so we can collect baseline data for our analyses.
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February 19, 2016

Why I Care About Energy in My Quick Service Restaurant

Posted by Roger Deslauriers
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February 17, 2016

How Can I Save Money on My Business Electric Bill?

Posted by Thomas Tuttle

Congratulations!

You‘ve answered the question, "How can I save money on my business electric bill?" by enrolling some of your quick-service restaurant locations with PlotWatt.
You can hardly wait to see how much you're saving, so you find the electric bill for the same month last year in order to do a quick analysis of your year-over-year savings; after all, that's really the best way to calculate it, right? Wrong.

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November 10, 2015

3 Rules of Thumb for Outdoor LED Lights for Quick Service Restaurants

Posted by Marco Loeffke
Note: Quick-service restaurant owners can get answers to their questions about LED lights at PlotWatt's Ask the Energy Analyst event, live online next Thursday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. ET. Register now.

 

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October 21, 2015

3 Rules of Thumb for Indoor LED Lights in Quick Service Restaurants

Posted by Marco Loeffke

One of the questions we get asked a lot by our quick service restaurant customers is:

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October 14, 2015

Maintenance Detection: The Case of the Broken Freezer

Posted by Camilla Wells

A few weeks ago, we let you know about one of our services -- helping your business detect when appliances have broken or are about to break. Recently, we’ve seen this feature of PlotWatt’s software in action. Since PlotWatt’s team of algorithm developers has worked hard to perfect the detection of malfunctioning appliances, it has been exciting for us -- and quite useful for our customers -- to see this feature in action.

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September 27, 2013

Biweekly Article Roundup

Posted by Camilla Wells

As a follow up to our article from a couple of weeks ago on the White House’s efforts to increase energy efficiency for businesses, check out this detailed view of the administration’s plans to combat climate change. Restaurants are not left out of Obama’s plans -- proposed efficiency standards for commercial refrigeration could lower energy bills across the country by as much as $4 billion.

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September 20, 2013

Biweekly Article Round-Up

Posted by Camilla Wells

Look forward to our upcoming biweekly article round-up! Keep abreast of the current events in the exciting world of QSR and energy savings.

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September 05, 2013

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