Energy billing and reporting solution
for colocation data centres
With Powerapp we have created the first real business intelligence solution designed specifically for colocation providers.
Know exactly how many kWh each customer has consumed and avoid revenue leak.
Know exactly how many kW you have left to sell
Know exactly what the data centre PUE is and where to optimize
Up to 50% of a colocation provider’s operating expenditure is spent on customer’s energy usage
This require a solution to ensure that each customer is charged for their exact energy usage.
When building or expanding a colo facility, millions are invested in power distribution, cooling towers and generators. With energy used by customers accounting for approx 50% of all operating expenditure, it is very important to have the right software and procedures to automatically monitor and document each customer’s energy usage.
Trusted by data centres of all sizes
An easy to use solution for optimizing your colocation business
With Powerapp you get an energy intelligence solution designed for colocation data centres. You will be able to measure and bill energy consumption consistently – client by client, rack by rack. You also get a clear overview of your whole site which provides the possibility to plan and monitor your capacity in real time.
Accurate billing – Capacity Planning – Efficiency Optimisation
A simple cleanup effort saved 15% of the electricity bill
“The benefits of having a system like Powerapp became evident quite early on in the partnership. Nianet was able to identify irregularities in their customers’ power usage. This cleanup effort resulted in a savings of 15% on their monthly electricity bill, which translated to tens of thousands of euros each month.”
– Per Skovgaard Rosen, CTO, NIANET
We are not another DCIM or BMS
By adopting the best principles and structures from DCIM and combining it with the large amount of data you can get from a BMS system – we have developed a solution specifically for the colocation industry.
We believe that good software must be simple to use and designed to solve specific problems.
While a BMS system is often considered as a complex and operational tool with tons of data, Powerapp provides the business logic and relation layer needed to make sense of it all. No more exporting data to Excel, importing (sometimes wrong) columns and numbers and setting up the relations and pairings manually.
Powerapp puts the data into context and document every single power feed and what rack or room it is powering.
A solution for colocation providers
We ensure correct billing data. All energy usage is monitored, relations between energy meters and customer racks are apparent – all energy usage data are easily exported for billing purposes.
An overview of your data centre and available capacity, both on an overall scale and down to a single rack. You will always know when it’s time to expand the capacity of a customers area, and if the required kW is available.
Get a clear understanding of how efficient your data centre is running – live PUE and COP values helps to understand where adjustments are needed to optimise the data centre.
A cool change gave a big effect
“After installing a new cooling solution, we could see in Powerapp that the efficiency numbers were not as good as we expected. An investigation was started and led to adjustments that resulted in energy savings of 50kW, which equals 432.000 kWh per year.”
– Martin Bo Rønslund, Head of site management.
New or existing energy meters – we support most types
Powerapp supports most types of energy meters and protocols and can therefore integrate with existing energy meters. We can also design a cost efficient and scalable metering network, including Powerapp energy meters.
A turnkey solution which enables colocation providers to interact and share data with their customers more efficiently. No more paper forms, excel sheets, and figuring out which customers to send maintenance announcements.