Consider the constant, humble Utility Bill.  Bill shows up like clockwork each month to tell his customers how much energy and water they used and how much it cost.  Yet the only thing the customer pays attention to is the money they owe. Looking at him, they think, “Boring Utility Bill.” Only Accounts Payable will talk to him. 

The cheque is cut. The payment is posted.  No one gives Bill a second glance. He has quietly delivered a simple, single message. Utility Bill has so much more to offer others throughout the company, but he is typically unappreciated and ignored. Utility Bill disappears under layers of other paper. “Poor Utility Bill”. He has become buried treasure, a diamond in the rough.

Utility Bill needs your help. He is introverted and shy. He has a hard time communicating and getting introduced to new people. His treasure trove of knowledge is hidden away. If more people made the time and effort to carefully learn what Utility Bill has to say, their patience would be rewarded. Utility Bill is detailed and extremely knowledgeable. He can be very useful to many in a company. Once people get to know him, Utility Bill is truly engaging.


Do you know where your energy and water come from? Do you know how much you are using and when you’re using it? Bill knows. Bill can tell you a lot about yourself, some of your secrets, even. You may be paying for accounts you don’t even know about. Utility Bill can give you tax information, fixed charges, global adjustment, clean energy benefits, rate riders, power factors. You’ll learn more about your organization’s operations than you ever thought possible. Utility Bill can tell you lots. But how do you get Bill to talk?

A team at 360 Energy is giving Utility Bill the makeover he needs and deserves. They have set up an Energy Data Portal where Utility Bill can come out and really shine.

What’s an Energy Data Portal? Think of it as a popular night club for Utility Bills. Before Utility Bill can even get in, there’s a rigorous verification process from the bouncers at the door. If the utility company has made any billing errors, they’re caught and corrected before Bill can cross the velvet rope.

After being admitted to the Portal, Utility Bill is interrogated. If Bill exhibits any unusual consumption levels or reveals any non-existent accounts he is flagged and reported. Action is taken. There’s zero tolerance in the Data Portal for errant performance. 

Utility Bill really just wants to sing like a stool pigeon. He has over 20 unique data points and can’t wait to spill the beans. In the Data Portal, the energy stories flow. When all the Utility Bills in the Portal start talking, the party really starts to roll. 

As multi years of energy data are scraped away, Bill’s diamond treasure comes to light. Trends can be analyzed over time. Energy use comparisons can finally be made between sites. Key performance indicators can be calculated. Even predictions of energy cost and consumptiontrends become possible.   

Won’t you show Utility Bill the love? Please rescue him from Accounts Payable. Put Utility Bill in an Energy Data Portal and set him free to become the rock star he was meant to be. 

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