Electricity and Natural Gas Procurement, Design and
Implementation of Customized Utility Data Management System
In 2011, GRIDSMART Energy was selected to provide electricity and natural gas procurement advisory services, and to develop a customized utility data management system for Heritage Properties, a developer/manager of residential and commercial real estate in the Lowell, MA area. GRIDSMART negotiated new electricity and natural gas contracts for Heritage that has saved the company approximately $250,000 over the course of the 2-year term. Moreover, the customized utility data management system that provides an online portal through which the customer can access detailed historical information as raw data or as a variety of visualizations, tables, and charts, to track changes over time, identify anomalies in cost or consumption, and view calculations based on cost versus occupancy requested specifically by Heritage.