The Datta Meghe Institute of Higher Education & Research is a deemed university located in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, hosting multiple colleges, institutions & departments. With several outstation students, there are multiple student hostels being run to cater to these students.
Traditionally energy usage and costs have been unchecked, where variable and specific consumption remained untraced, leading to demonstrated scenarios of wastage and abusive consumption. The current milieu limits organizations to depend on the typical blackbox scenario, where the utility meter is the only source of energy consumption information, and deciphering usage proportional to usage (disaggregation) remains the challenge.
SustLabs’ Ohm Assistant helps in factoring electricity expenses for EBITDA management and building strategic insights while preparing the case for hotel acquisitions. Thus no more unpredictability or uncertainty around electricity bills. Accurate assessment of electricity costs while building acquisition plans or modelling business plans.
Specifically, the hostel management is looking to identify and then recover energy charges from the end users, keeping this in line to actual usage. Currently this is limited due to the inability to determine segregation based on actual use. The implementation of a solution including multiple devices as submeters at the room level, along with the system admin panel so that the consolidated view of the consumption is one that would address this need.
SustLabs offers a unique billing solution permitting room wise tracking of energy consumption, and hence this has been pivotal in implementation of processes for billing & passing on these expenses to the specific room occupants.
The system supports multiple rooms across multiple hostels. The core system is based on an administrator panel which can be accessed & updated by the administrator. Subusers can also be created, with custom controls for local management by the admin also provisioned.