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Hertz AutoTechnica Case Study

About our Customer

AutoTechnica is a Hertz fleet service company. The company provides vertical services in five (5) privately held premises located in Athens, Thessaloniki & Crete.

Challenge

DTWISE Hertz Case Study SavingsOne of AutoTechnica’s facilities was under-performing in many different counts. More importantly though, unexpected general switch offs1 occurred at peak-working hours, consequently causing all sorts of operational problems. The utility power feed line capacity appeared to be rather marginal for the actual peak load demand. The electrical base and peak load were closer than they should be which was inviting trouble. The facility grew in size multiple times in the past 5 years without a proper plan to properly accommodate previous and future expansions.

Solution

Integrating the DTWISE platform enabled the facility’s energy profile monitoring through analyzing any electrical metric, fundamental for this case.

The energy engineers delve into the continuous data feed. Using a wide palette of tools, such as custom searches, pattern matching, thresholds setting and alerting, managed to pin-point several installation deficiencies and functional limitations. A root-cause analysis showed that the lighting equipment was under-performing and the service station equipment operation was uncontrolled (i.e. parallel operation could occur).

DTWISE Hertz Case Study Power factor curve optimization and smoothening

DTWISE Hertz Case Study Client Data InfoMore specifically, the engineers found that:
a. The installed florescent type lighting caused poor power factor performance.3
b. The light switching behavior of the facility users revealed increased discomfort.
c. The service station equipment’s start & stop kept the energy pattern close to power line capacity.2

DTWISE Hertz Case Study Equipment scheduling through substantial power arbitrage to smoothen & optimize the load demand curveDTWISE engineers used the data analysis to propose to the facility manager two value-for-money interventions:

a. Service station equipment control (i.e. regulated parallel operation) through substantial power arbitrage to smoothen and optimize the load demand curve and
b. LED lighting retrofit to significantly lower the base load level due to their high efficiency.

Results

DTWISE Hertz Case Study Consumption ReductionThe peak load and energy consumption analysis before and after the double intervention, resulted in a total 28% energy consumption reduction and a 33% base load decrease. DTWISE Measurement and Verification (M&V) capabilities were paramount in selecting the right equipment for the task in order to maximize efficiency. The Return on Investment (ROI) for the energy monitoring services was instant once action was taken to fix the power issues, resulting in parallel to €17.000 annual savings.

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