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e-Bench™

e-Bench™ is an online, comprehensive energy and utility management system. e-Bench™ organizes, documents, monitors, alarms and reports/graphs a company’s core business values (energy, utilities, O&M costs and processes) and allows users to determine for themselves how efficiently they are consuming energy and utilities and how this relates to their core activities. e-Bench™ provides all features that could be expected from an energy and utility management system including comparison with historical invoice metrics, targeting & monitoring, benchmarking and identifying best practices.

e-Bench™ has been designed as a one-stop shop to meet the needs of the energy/utility manager, facilities manager, process engineer but at the same time, interpreting many of its reports does not require technical expertise, and it can be an equally valuable tool for the building owner, tenant or a chief financial officer. Hence, to meet the requirements of this diverse group of users, e-Bench™ provides a very wide range of output and interpretive data that addresses both technical and non-technical issues.

EKG is the exclusive representative of the e-Bench™ for North America. If you are interested in subscribing to e-Bench™ or have an existing client base or portfolio you want to provide e-Bench™ to, please contact EKG for further information. To view the e-Bench™ dashboard and a demonstration of the features, click on the following. www.e-bench.com (click on "Trial Log On" at the bottom of the screen)

Supply-Side and Procurement

Since 2002, EKG has been brokering electricity contracts within the Texas deregulated market. We are a certified Texas Aggregator and we also broker electricity through relationships with several Retail Electric Providers (REPs).

Even more important than just acquiring the best electricity rate for a client, our experience in supply-side procurement gives us the necessary background and knowledge to understand how important REP and TDU (transmission distribution utility) contracts are when developing demand-side strategies for a project. That is why we ask for the utility contracts and not just the utility bills before we begin a project. We want to have a complete understanding of the facility’s demand charges so we can assess whether:

  The building is on a 4CP demand rate
  There are ratchet clauses
  The kWh rates vary
  You have the best rate (if you are in a deregulated market)

By thoroughly understanding the components of utility contracts, we can recommend the most cost-effective and economically viable demand-side strategies for your project.