How to Track Electric Demand in Portfolio Manager
Utilities typically charge commercial customers for both the quantity and the rate of electricity consumed. Electric demand is the rate of using electricity, and demand cost is the cost you are charged for this demand on each bill. Tracking demand and demand cost will help you understand what portion of your bill is associated with demand and when this demand occurs so you can look for ways to reduce your demand and lower your utility bill.
Use this two-page guide to learn how to enter your electric demand and demand cost for each electricity bill in ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®, and then pull demand metrics into custom reports.