More utility SEM (Strategic Energy Management) programs use SENSEI than any other software on the market.

Happy customers are essential to any utility’s success

Core to a Successful Energy Management Program

  • Empowering customers and program participants by giving them the tools they need

    Energy management is as much about people as it is about projects. Connecting projects and individual actions to overall energy performance and sharing progress reports up the chain of command keeps everyone moving forward—together. 

  • Engaging and educating program participants in ways that drive action

    Program participants work smarter when they have access to a secure, one-stop energy information hub that supports all components of an SEM program.

  • Informing and motivating everyone on your customer’s team, from maintenance to operations to the C-suite

    Robust energy data based on intelligent analysis instantly informs participants about energy performance and savings opportunities, whether they’re at a single facility or across a global enterprise. 

SENSEI supports innovative DSM (Demand-Side Management) and SEM programs

Drive more energy savings

  • Leverage analytics and reports to identify savings opportunities and prevent backsliding 
  • Increase savings persistence across all types of projects—operations, maintenance, and capital 
  • Provide a comprehensive toolkit that enables active energy management over the long haul

Deepen staff engagement and accountability

  • Offer your customers lasting value—a program and a platform that supports ongoing energy management 
  • Provide customer-facing tools that lower the barriers to continuous energy improvement 
  • Gain visibility into end-customer engagement 

Improve measurement and verification

  • Increase your capability for robust and continuous measurement and verification of savings 
  • Connect energy-saving actions and projects to total savings for effective bottom-up and top-down performance validation 

Manage SEM at scale

  • Access real-time energy savings information and participation metrics across all facilities through interactive rollup reporting 
  • Reduce the analytical and organizational hurdles of running a successful SEM program 
  • Satisfy evaluators and regulators with a comprehensive record of program performance 

DSM Programs and Corporations Using SENSEI

Customers using SENSEI

Strategic Energy Management, Enhanced

Analyze and Inform

Accommodate All Types of Data

SENSEI collects all the data necessary for successful SEM. This frees customers from manual data entry in spreadsheets, giving them more time to focus on identifying opportunities and taking action to drive energy savings.

SENSEI collects data from interval meters, monthly bills, production and occupancy data, facility characteristics and schedules, and local weather.

This data comes from utility companies, from onsite hardware, from site control systems, databases and production systems, from company ERP systems, from data services and from periodic data uploads or input. SENSEI accommodates all energy sources, and non-energy utilities such as water and sewer, in addition to production utilities such as steam, compressed air, and chilled water.

Explore Energy Information

SENSEI renders energy stories in a way that’s clear and content rich—paving the path to intelligent action. Energy models are easily uploaded to SENSEI, so you can instantly view expected vs. actual performance. If your customers already have a model, SENSEI can support it. Inot, the energy experts at Cascade can build one. 

Understand Energy Performance

Think of SENSEI as an energy scorecard that measures use, calculates and tracks savings, and reports results. Users can create and track key performance indicators and get energy information via push reports. 

Motivate, Measure, and Act

Connect Actions to Energy Efficiency

Link actions to energy performance and identify the additional steps required to drive more savings over time. The SENSEI Projects module serves as the opportunity register and project tracking tool for SEM programs. Projects also tracks organizational decisions around creating an energy team, establishing an energy policy, and setting energy savings goals.  

SENSEI’s Explore module connects and highlights the direct effect actions have on energy performance. Customers are motivated to do more when they clearly see the results of their actions. SENSEI firmly establishes this performance feedback loop. 

Respond Quickly to Sudden Energy Spikes

Identify and tag changes in energy performance. Dig into the data to determine the likely cause of an issue, and then document the steps taken to resolve the problem. This documentation is easily saved in SENSEI and paints a complete measurement and verification picture for program administrators and evaluators. 

Celebrate Success!

Celebration may be optional, but because SENSEI helps engage, encourage, and enable your customer’s team, they’ll be more efficient and productive—and that makes everyone happy.  


Communication Leads to Better Collaboration

SENSEI’s Projects and Resources modules function as an energy bulletin board and communication hub that encourages collaboration, ownership, and accountability. Specially designed cohort dashboards streamline and deepen the communication between SEM practitioners and participants. 

Easily Set Up, Access, and Share Views

SENSEI puts users in control of their information. Start with a set of default views, and then create and save customized views on the fly. Users can access their saved views later, reorganize them as needs change, and share them within their organization via push reporting.  


Track Program Performance

Gauge the effectiveness of an SEM program at a glance. Pull up cohort or program reports, identify customers who need help, and tailor your services to meet their needs. View recent and past performance, login stats, project completion status, and other information—all in one place. 

Streamline Evaluation Processes

Maintain all records of projects, actions, events, interactions, documentation, energy models, and energy performance data in a secure location for all SEM engagements. SENSEI streamlines the process of evaluating SEM savings. 

Engage Customers Over the Long Haul

Providing customized levels of access to everyone involved in the delivery and evaluation of SEM and other programs facilitates collaboration between all parties and end customers. 

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