Community Energy Scotland have developed a comprehensive energy monitoring service which we offer to community groups, social landlords, and other interested parties.
Monitoring a household's energy consumption can be useful for a number of reasons, from informing householders/tenants on their energy consumption and the temperature of their homes, to providing data for renewable energy projects with a link between energy generation and local consumption. Various monitors are available, depending on what you want to measure. Commonly, electricity usage and temperature are monitored.
We begin by discussing your requirements, and which elements of your energy monitoring project you would like us to assist with. Key work items may include:
- Sourcing appropriate project funding
- Community engagement
- Specifying sensor hardware, and sensor installation
- Data collection
- Data analysis, and generation of individualised reports
- Tailored energy advice to participant
Report Publisher Tool
Handling large amounts of data can be complicated and time-consuming, so we have developed an excel-based tool to automatically sort energy monitoring data and generate household reports, which can be adapted to meet the requirements and interests of each project.
We are pleased to offer a basic version of our Report Publisher Tool available for free download here or by clicking the link in the Downloads section below. This Excel-based tool should be saved to your computer. A sample report and some further information on energy monitoring are also available at the bottom of this page. We hope that this is useful to other groups wishing to explore energy monitoring however we would stress that this version was developed to suit the specific requirements of a project we carried out in partnership with Hebridean Housing Association, using LogTags to record temperature only, and may not function correctly in other settings.
We accept no liability for the use of this tool.