Incentives for Power Monitoring in Commercial Buildings

July 16, 2019

As energy costs rise and being environmentally conscious is ever a concern, power monitoring is increasingly popular. Numerous states now offer incentives to encourage buildings and other consumers to start power monitoring.

Why monitor power?

A power monitoring system can be a valuable asset to almost any energy consumer, helping users understand and optimize their power usage to ultimately reduce energy costs. Power monitoring systems run continuously, giving users access to historical data as a reference when looking to reduce their energy consumption.

Although energy costs are on the rise, many buildings fail to manage their power usage better. As buildings are the largest consumer of energy, knowing how their energy is used makes it easier to improve efficiency, reduce waste, and minimize energy usage.

Power monitoring can be particularly useful for consumers with a low tolerance for electrical interruptions, like semiconductor manufacturing or pharmaceuticals. Engaging in power monitoring helps identify problems in the electrical system so they can be resolved quickly.

States with incentives

Many states boast energy efficiency programs with incentives to encourage positive behavior change and/or investments in energy-efficient technology. For more information on specific incentives in your state, visit

Topics: Power Meters, Power Monitoring, Energy Management