The power of real-time energy visibility
Since 2018 we’ve been building a relationship with a major UK retailer who have over 2000+ locations across the country and command a 14% share of the industry. The retail giant contacted our team with a specific goal in mind: to gain and increase visibility and
control of assets within their estate with regards to their energy usage.
Demand for Intense Analysis
We instantly isolated inefficiencies
The full retail estate consumes energy in massive quantities from assets such as powerful bakery ovens and 24/7 refrigeration systems. Triad periods are also beginning to increase the retailer’s expenditure by £10m+. We were brought in to analyse energy consumption patterns to identify where efficiencies can be made.
An energy monitoring session highlighted errors in energy-consumption processes that were the leading causes of high usage. Instantly we isolated a broken asset and stores where ovens remained switched on during downtime periods. Between the retailer and the Hark team, end-goals were collated and simplified.
The retailer needed to:
“Hark is now in a very exciting phase, our work with this client is a testament, not only to the robust benefits of the Platform we’ve built but also the demand for the creation of insight out of energy consumption data within the retail market."
Jordan Appleson, CEO Hark
Data is being sent every
We’re installing the Hark Gateways to over 40 different asset groups in stores and will retrieving over 2 million readings per-day, per-store. This will provide significant insight into their energy-usage patterns and highlight potential areas of concern regarding efficiency.
Mass Supermarket Rollout Across the UK
Unprecedented visbility of 600 stores
The Hark Platform gathered critical information that, if utilised at a larger scale across a single region, could provide unprecedented visibility of asset energy patterns, reduce energy costs drastically and reduce their carbon footprint. Following its success we moved onto a 20 store and finally 600 store rollout.
“We’re extremely excited to be working with a UK household name and to see the tangible benefits the Hark Platform can provide to the company”.
Jordan Appleson, CEO Hark
Implementation and Results
A saving of over £0.75m
- Energy impact and asset performance can be observed and analysed in real-time
- The usage of legacy assets that would have originally needed to be replaced has saved over £0.75 million.
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