Energy Consumption

High Level Design


Several factors make the reduction of energy consumption part of a company’s agenda and sometimes part of a company’s strategic KPIs:
  • Consumption of energy is constantly increasing and fossil resources (main source of energy) are becoming scarcer. Due to the the above, energy prices are rising.
  • Environmental protection is an important aspect and could be a competitive differentiator as consumer awareness of environmental implications of energy consumption rises.
  • Legislation regarding energy consumption transparency and public reporting is becoming prevalent across different countries (carbon reduction targets).


Decrease energy consumption and encourage energy conservation across the company’s facilities.


  • Ensure monthly kWh consumed is under the yearly target (XXXXXXXXX kWh).
  • Shift consumption to off-peak periods (7-8am, 6-10pm).

KPI Architecture

Objectives KPIs Measures Data Source
Ensure monthly kWh consumed is under the yearly target Monthly kWh Consumed (Avg) Monthly Temperature (Avg) Fact_energy_consumption, fact_temperature
Shift consumption to off-peak periods Proportional Growth of monthly kWh Consumed (avg) in off-peak periods Growth of monthly kWh consumed (avg) across all hours Fact_energy_consumption

Data Requirements

# Source Table Name Table Details (type, # rows, key fields)
1 Energy/Power Monitoring System fact_energy_consumption Tracking the energy consumed (in kWh) on each site on any given day/hour.
2 Energy/Power Monitoring System fact_temperature Tracking the temperature on each site on any given day/hour.
3 Billing System dim_Sites Dimension table describing the different sites characteristics.
4 Billing System dim_Rates Slowly changing dimension tracking changes in kWh USD rate per year/month.

Data Modeling (Elasticube Design)

Suggested data model for energy consumption analysis


The following resources will enable you to design your dashboard and data model with sample data and then apply it to your own data. Note that you will need to have a previously installed version of Sisense (you can use the free trial version if you’re not a customer).

Sample data and dashboard examples (direct download)