Why RECIPE™ Analytics


Advanced software systems now focus on myriad business functions—from manufacturing processes to sales and marketing—tracking and analyzing data, and increasing productivity. Yet the billions of dollars spent annually by U.S. enterprises on energy costs have remained an untamed outlier, thanks to the fragmented state of energy management, decentralized decision making. Now RECIPE™ Analytics can illuminate the problem, quantify it financially and help you to devise an optimal solution.

Other Energy Intelligence Solution offerings rely on utility meters and billing data, or require a new metering infrastructure. RECIPE™ leverages your existing Energy and Power Monitoring System’s infrastructure to provide utility independent, revenue grade, real-time data necessary for a true energy intelligence solution. Besides a truly independent and accurate alternative to utility based systems, RECIPE™ is the only Energy Intelligence Solution that provides information on Power Quality. RECIPE™’s reports include information on Sag/Swell, Duration, Magnitude and THD. No other energy intelligence offering covers all aspects of your facilities energy picture.

When it comes to energy cost forecasting and reconciling the actual bills, there’s no better solution. RECIPE™ Analytics ties the data of the meters to the actual utility tariff billed at that meter, regardless of where it is or what it is metering. RECIPE™ energy use and cost reports are revenue grade accurate.* The RECIPE™ web portal Finance section includes energy cost and use forecasts as well as an accrual and reconciliation feature. The proprietary forecast algorithms use the energy 'fingerprint' of a building, combined with adaptive algorithms on historic data. RECIPE™ can even calculate “unbundled” bills if you are buying your energy independent of your utility. RECIPE™ is simply a better way to manage your utility bills and to check the utility bills for accuracy.

Get the complete service picture. The primary reason you (or should have) installed that sophisticated Electrical Power Monitoring System (EPMS) in the first place was probably RELIABILTY. Understanding your electric utility's quality of service is an important factor in facility uptime and equipment reliability. Aging and outdated electrical distribution infrastructure is being stressed by more demand and distributed generation sources like renewables coming on to the grid making understanding the quality of service you're receiving more imperative than ever before. Many "Solutions" provide utility sourced energy use and cost information, ignoring Power Quality completely. If relying on the utility's meters and billing information, does the utility wants you to understand their quality of service issues? RECIPE Analytics is the only system that monitors, understands and reports on this important aspect of your facility's energy picture.

RECIPE™ Analytics

RECIPE™ Analytics is near real time, utility independent information about your facility’s energy use, cost forecast, cost and Power Quality based on revenue grade metering and the actual tariff at the meters.

RECIPE™ is an acronym for Reliability, Energy, Cost, Impact, Performance, and Efficiency . These are the areas that RECIPE™ Analytics offers powerful insights, unlocking greater business value.

The RECIPE™ Analytics web portal uses your Energy and Power Monitoring System data to graphically represent your electricity use in a range of on-line reports. RECIPE™ Analytics provides you with insight into your electricity use by supplying you with tools to understand and manage your electricity use and explore ways to control or reduce costs.

Facility operators with critical power requirements who have installed Schneider’s StruXureware Power Monitoring Expert (aka: ION) can leverage that infrastructure investment using RECIPE™ Analytics as an Energy Intelligence Solution. These existing systems fail to cover the last mile; much of the needed data is being collected but the software is not yet in place to help drive better decision making for energy and operations. To realize the full business value of their EPMS investment organizations need to analyze and act. Subscribing to RECIPE™ Analytics takes you beyond metering, aggregating and analyzing the meter data from your installed Energy and Power Monitoring System infrastructure. RECIPE™ provides you with energy focused Business Intelligence, empowering your business with KPI’s with the actionable information. That's how you now can manage energy costs, increase equipment life, and protect operations.

Multiple Sources...

The traditional approach involves people and time to collect the data and aggregate it via spreadsheets. This approach to energy and power reporting is time consuming and error prone. Other Energy Intelligence Solutions use the utility’s meters and billing information. They do not provide an independent data source to verify the utility’s billing data.

Uploading data into spreadsheets and doing manual analysis is error prone. Your Energy and Power Monitoring Systems can measure billions of energy data points monthly, RECIPE™ Analytics uses that data to deliver surprising insights around potential energy savings, operational efficiency, performance against benchmarks, quality of service and improved visibility into how organizations use energy, all in near real-time – a powerful combination that delivers a competitive business edge.


RECIPE™ Analytics is a key enabler to greater energy efficiency and equipment reliability. It offers the critical link between facilities performance and business impact using data that is independent of the utility’s metering and billing data. RECIPE™ Analytics leverages the value of the information in the meter infrastructure you already own in innovative ways to conserve energy intelligently, lower utility bills and verify utility bills. RECIPE™ Analytics can help enterprises reduce energy costs, mitigate risks, streamline compliance and increase operational efficiency.

In addition to cost analytics, RECIPE™ Analytics provides extensive insight in Power Quality issues. For critical operations, combining the Power Quality and energy data provides quality of service insights that cannot be learned with traditional energy only “dashboards”. You hold all of your other vendors accountable for their quality of service, RECIPE Analytics enables you to do the same with your electric power utility.

With RECIPE™ Analytics executives and facilities operators have the ability to utilize role-based KPI’s and even drill down analytics to identify areas for improvement within specific KPI’s.

Beyond Metering

While the Energy and Power Monitoring System does a great job of gathering energy related data, unlocking the benefits that data can provide can be a considerable challenge. The EPMS’s data is meter focused, very granular and detailed, making it difficult to get a big picture view. Data must be aggregated, filtered, and then correlated across multiple sources and over time to present actionable knowledge. RECIPE™ uses advanced Virtual Metering techniques to aggregate meter data. Virtual Metering capability, aggregates energy use over business functions, departments, projects etc. No more tedious spreadsheets!

RECIPE™ Analytics can integrate data from your installed EPMS infrastructure and utility tariffs to provide visibility to trends in usage, costs, and efficiencies across all locations, sub-locations and even specific equipment. RECIPE™ Analytics brings this information together in one place and provides Business Intelligence capabilities; trending graphs, dashboards, near real-time monitors, exception alerts, location comparison reports and detailed analysis capabilities.

Any number or combination of physical electrical meters located throughout your facilities are mathematically aggregated as several virtual meter groups or accounts. A virtual meter clearly defines the energy consumption to be attributed to each department, building, project and important indicators like PUE or DCiE. By monitoring energy consumption at the device, department and enterprise level, RECIPE™ Analytics can identify opportunities for energy savings.

Not all electrons are created equally

RECIPE™ Analytics energy sustainability reporting ties the electrons to their generation source to enable an accurate measurement of your facility’s energy related carbon footprint. Some of your electricity may come from coal fired power plants, some from Natural Gas, and others from “green” or renewable sources like solar, wind and hydro. RECIPE™ ties the source to the meter, calculating the true carbon footprint of the electrons being used. Electricity generated by coal is much dirtier than Natural Gas so RECIPE™ accurately calculates your energy carbon footprint by the source not using a broad guesstimate based on a single carbon impact formula. Using RECIPE™ Analytics your corporate energy carbon impact reporting is accurate, convenient and timely.


Leverage your metering and monitoring infrastructure investment
RECIPE™ Analytics works as a plug-in for Schneider’s ION 6.0 and StruXureware® Power Monitoring Expert systems, the market leader in Energy and Power Monitoring.

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Compare electricity use
You can use RECIPE™ Analytics reports to compare data across different equipment, multiple sites or regions, etc.

Highlight problem areas
Comparing data between sites or regions can help you make informed decisions about reducing your electricity consumption and costs.

Reduce utility tariff impact
By understanding and managing your demand through RECIPE™ Analytics, you can reduce the impact of utility tariffs where applicable.
Eliminate time consuming and error prone spreadsheets
RECIPE™ Analytics takes the drudgery and mistakes out of aggregating energy data. The information RECIPE™ Analytics provides is timely and accurate. Updates to utility tariffs and rates are automatically updated in the cloud too.

Access and share data easily
RECIPE™ Analytics is a web-based tool. You can access your data online anytime.

Schedule email reports
In addition to an anytime, anywhere accessible web portal, RECIPE™ Analytics can push actionable information to stakeholders via scheduled emails. Have the information you need available at your fingertips on any web connected device.

Access and share data easily
RECIPE™ Analytics is a web-based tool. You can access your data online anytime. Customers receive user IDs so all necessary employees and third party consultants can access your data.

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