Industry Case Studies & Use Cases

 

With energy management solutions deployed at over 12,000 sites across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, GridPoint's impressive customer base includes 7 of the top 20 quick serve restaurants, 4 of the top 10 casual dining restaurant chains, 7 of the top 10 retailers by total sales, 3 of the top 20 convenience store growth chains, leading commercial and industrial enterprises, and major government and educational institutions.

Each GridPoint energy management solution is tailored to meet industry-specific needs and is designed to easily integrate with existing energy management platforms, to generate, on average, 10-30% energy savings and an 18-36 month payback. 

 

Retail

GridPoint Retail Energy Management Systems

Managing energy costs and site operations across hundreds or thousands of sites can be a daunting task. GridPoint energy management solutions help retail facility managers gain insight into energy and site operations across thousands of sites, while maintaining customer comfort and maximizing savings opportunities.

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Verify utility billing with the Bill Comparison Report
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Verify utility billing with the Bill Comparison Report

Use Case: Identify Utility Overbilling


Customer Challenge: Identifying and substantiating utility billing errors is difficult and time consuming, yet can result in significant savings

Customer Success: Usage audit catches billing error and curtails energy overcharge
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Get immediate notification of power voltage imbalance
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Get immediate notification of power
voltage imbalance

Use Case: Uncover Power Quality Issues


Customer Challenge: Power quality issues can significantly shorten the lifetime of critical equipment, yet are difficult to diagnose and proactively correct
 

Customer Success: Power quality monitoring prevents premature capital replacement cost

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Restaurant

GridPoint Energy Management System in restaurants

Full-serve and quick-serve restaurants struggle to manage energy spend across a network of geographically distributed sites. GridPoint energy management solutions help facility managers gain insight into energy and site operations while maintaining customer comfort and maximizing capital expense savings opportunities.

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Fast food chain sees substantial monthly savings
 

Fast food chain sees substantial monthly savings

Case Study: Wendium, Inc.


Raul Dominguez is a successful Wendy’s franchise owner in
south Florida. With the skyrocketing cost of energy over the
last several years, bringing energy use and operational expense under control is a priority issue for Dominguez and other franchisees in the region.

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Identify equipment performance abnormalities
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Identify equipment performance abnormalities

Use Case: Control and Monitor
Kitchen Equipment


Customer Challenge: Restaurant equipment operating outside of scheduled times can significantly increase costs
 

Customer Success: Efficient management of kitchen equipment generates cost savings

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Monitor load profiles for inconsistencies
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Monitor load profiles for inconsistencies

Use Case: Increase Operational Efficiency with Central Control


Customer Challenge: With energy costs increasing year over year, restaurants must bring energy use and expense under control
 

Customer Success: Centralized control optimization across restaurant franchise generates 12% savings in eight weeks

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Grocery

GridPoint Energy Management System in grocery stores

Grocery stores and supermarkets are changing every day as consumers expect ever more from their shopping experience. GridPoint energy management solutions help grocery facility managers gain insight into energy and site operations, while maintaining customer comfort and maximizing savings opportunities.

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Submetering identifies store section usage
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Submetering identifies store section usage

Use Case: View Individual Area
Energy Usage


Customer Challenge: Grocery chain needed to understand energy usage for various store sections (e.g. deli, bakery, etc.) to optimize equipment operating schedules
 

Customer Success: Insight into energy usage improves store operations

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Identify consumption abnormalities quickly
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Identify consumption abnormalities quickly

Use Case: Validate Performance of Third-Party Equipment


Customer Challenge: A third-party timer automatically controls the lighting in refrigeration cases. However, an error caused the lights to be left on continuously
 

Customer Success: Identification of third-party controller issue generates savings

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Convenience Store

GridPoint Energy Management System in convenience stores

With HVAC, lighting and refrigeration representing a significant portion of a convenience store’s fixed costs, 24/7 energy management is critical to each store’s bottom line. GridPoint energy management solutions help facility managers gain insight into energy and site operations while maintaining customer comfort and maximizing savings opportunities.

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Monitor fuel pump performance to avoid failure
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Monitor fuel pump performance to avoid failure

Case Study: Minimize Impact of Fuel
Pump Failure


Customer Challenge: A convenience store with fuel dispensers needs to monitor master fuel pump to make proactive repairs pump prior to possible catastrophic failure
 

Customer Success: Current load monitoring of master pump prevents potential revenue loss

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Ensure efficiency of outdoor lighting
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Ensure efficiency of outdoor lighting

Use Case: Monitor Outdoor Lighting to Identify Abnormalities


Customer Challenge: Maintaining outdoor lighting schedules is critical to ensuring operational efficiency
 

Customer Success: Outdoor lighting schedule curtails excess spending

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Government

GridPoint Energy Management System in government buildings

As the largest consumer of energy in North America, United States government entities must comply with numerous executive orders calling for targeted reductions in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. With thousands of sites to manage and limited resources, achieving these goals can seem daunting. GridPoint energy management solutions can help you meet your energy efficiency and renewable energy mandates on time and within budget.

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GridPoint EMS delivers 15% energy savings for a national government agency

GridPoint EMS delivers 15% energy savings
for a national government agency

Case Study: National Government Agency


Committed to making a positive impact on the environment, one national government agency created an energy and sustainability program to position itself as a leader in using planet-friendly technologies. The agency focused on making its buildings more energy efficient with GridPoint’s advanced monitoring and control systems. The GridPoint Energy Management System (EMS) is designed to monitor, connect and control smart energy devices
for the most efficient use of energy and the lowest possible
facility-related costs.

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Regional water district offsets electricity consumption by 40% with solar energy system

Regional water district offsets
electricity consumption by 40%

Case Study: Regional Water District



At the time of its construction in 2009, the 236 kW solar energy system was the largest of its kind in Texas. The GridPoint solar energy system, combined with other “green” features of the building, allowed TRWD’s new facility to be awarded the U.S.. Green Building Council’s internationally-recognized Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, providing public visibility into its sustainability achievements.

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Other Industries

GridPoint EMS for businesses that need to track their overall energy use and individual tenants energy use

Airports, shopping centers and other commercial and industrial enterprises can face the unique challenge of managing and tracking their own overall energy expenses, as well as the specific usage and expense associated with individual tenants. The GridPoint energy management system (EMS) enables enterprises to realize cost savings and improve operational efficiency, while satisfying the needs of departments and tenants.

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View comprehensive and individual tenant energy usage
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View comprehensive and individual
tenant energy usage

Use Case: Gain Accurate Subtenant Billing


Customer Challenge: Precise subtenant billing is difficult due to irregular meter management and inability to identify individual tenant energy usage data
 

Customer Success: Accurate visibility into subtenant energy use increases operational efficiency

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