Evaluation of Energy Consumption
Bold BI’s sample energy monitoring dashboard answers several key questions for managing energy production:
- How much energy is being consumed?
- Who is using this energy?
- Which energy sources are being used?
- How much does it cost to produce this energy?
This dashboard’s information is crucial because it not only provides a broad overview of energy demand but also displays more detailed breakdowns of monthly energy consumption and cost numbers. With this data, we can answer big-picture questions regarding energy costs. However, we can also zero in on more specific questions that may arise.
For example, we can easily see the overall energy consumption and production cost numbers for any given date or date range using the date selection filter. Further, with the “Monthly Energy Consumption” and “Monthly Production Costs” widgets, we can see monthly breakdowns of these numbers.
Additionally, we are able to see the average energy consumption numbers for different economic sectors (industrial, commercial, traffic, and residential), and the “Production Quantity” widget offers a breakdown of the different types of energy sources (renewable, fossil fuel, and nuclear) that are used by each industry. This data provides insight into larger questions, such as which industries are using renewable energy most efficiently or which industries rely most heavily on fossil fuels.
Finally, with the “Monthly Production Costs” widget, we can see a color-coded breakdown of each month’s costs according to energy source. We can see exactly how much of each month’s costs resulted from coal, geothermal, solar, biomass, and nuclear energy use, respectively, which illustrates how heavily we rely on different energy sources and how much they cost.
This dashboard offers valuable insight into not only overall production costs but also the costs required to produce specific types of energy. Moreover, with the industry-specific data provided by the “Avg Energy Consumption by Sector” and “Production Quantity” widgets, we can analyze the energy demands of different economic sectors and determine how heavily each sector relies on various energy sources.