Our-e-Manager Media Release

30 Jul 2001Archived News Energetics in the News


Energetics' online energy and greenhouse information management solution for Industrial, Commercial & Government energy users.


Energetics is Australia's leading Energy & Greenhouse Solutions business and developer of One-2-Five Energy, a leading energy management software tool used by some of the world's largest energy users.

Energetics recently announced the launch of Our-e-Manager, an online energy and greenhouse information management solution aimed at large Industrial and Commercial energy users. Product availability is immediate and Energetics already has two major energy customers, Amcor and Goodman Fielder, using the solution.

Our-e-Manager is a web-based application that enables users to drive down energy usage within the organisation by giving senior management a previously unavailable view of energy throughout group operations. This view, coupled with the ability to set budgets and KPI's (Key Performance Indicators), ensures the most effective use is being made of all energy sources within an organisation.

"For twenty years we have seen companies with more control and oversight over stationery expenditure of a few thousand dollars a month, than they have with energy spends of up to $10 Million per month. We believe that energy savings of up to 15% can be achieved by many organisations as a result of using Our-e-Manager", said Matt Reardon, COO Energetics Australia. "Energy is an area that has been overlooked by management as a potential for bottom line cost savings. With the surge in world energy costs that will not abate in the near future, energy management is or should be a senior management agenda item. Energy is an area that CFO's should take a serious interest in," Reardon said. "Our-e-ManagerTM is also a great risk management tool, something that is also important in today's unstable energy markets".

The product features a greenhouse emissions inventory module that allows organisations to track and comply with greenhouse emissions for both risk mitigation and government commitment programs. "With the recent news from Bonn on the Kyoto negotiations, a solution such as Our-e-Manager is exactly right for the times."

Peter Dobney, Energy Manager of Amcor, one of the world's leading manufacturers, has participated with Energetics through the development program and is now operational with live data in the system.

"We selected Our-e-Manager after evaluating other energy management systems. It is an exciting development that will greatly enhance energy management in large industrial and commercial companies, particularly during a period characterised by increasing energy prices", he said. "Gathering and processing energy data, automatically measuring Key Performance Indicators and disseminating energy performance information through a large diverse organisation like Amcor is critical to managing our energy spend."

Goodman Fielder has also been using Our-e-Manager through its development stages. John Templeman, Group Manager of Energy sees the solution as a major breakthrough in energy management.

"The opportunities for companies using Our-e-Manager to better manage energy and consumption costs is exceptional. We will be able to track energy usage and costs across our sites, measure key performance indicators, set targets and identify variances on a divisional, state, site and energy type basis. More importantly, it will enable us to have access to centralised data with up to date reports."

Our-e-Manager is based around three powerful software modules. The Energy Account Analysis Module tracks energy costs, reports exceptions and identifies potential savings within the operations. The Site Energy Performance Module determines daily/shift energy performance and when action is required. The module also graphs daily load profiles and measures the site costs / performance ratios. The Greenhouse Emissions Inventory Module manages greenhouse emissions inventory for risk management and government commitment programs.

Energetics has partnered with Hewlett Packard Australia for the provision of world-class data centre services. The application is hosted on a site that provides high performance hardware and communications redundancy along with 7/24 support facilities ensuring the application has the highest levels of system availability.

Energetics is a leader in the development of Energy & Greenhouse Solutions. The technology platform that has been developed for Our-e-Manager enables the deployment of solutions globally, quickly and consistently according to the specific needs of Energetics' customers and partners.

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