Atlantic Aviation Hangar

When Something Sounds Too Good to Be True, You Better Prove It. Ally Energy Does.

Real-Time Energy Monitoring Installed for an Aviation Logistics Company Delivers Impressive, Verifiable Cost Savings Data

As a decision maker tasked with implementing a portfolio-wide efficiency project, the stakes are pretty high. Not only do you have to find the project that will deliver the highest return on investment, but you also have to select a capable energy solutions partner without much to go on in terms of hard data. Make the right choice, and you’ll be the hero of the hour. Make the wrong one, and it could cost you your job. No pressure there.

We get it. Portfolio wide buy-in is a tough sell without numbers. That’s why, to prove our worth, Ally is prepared to invest in real time energy monitoring for every project we do.

Real Time Energy Monitoring

The Proof is in the Numbers

As the graph above illustrates, pre-retrofit, the hangar lights were on 24/7/365, and the usage never varied – it was just money, energy and resources out the door. But then, as we began replacing the old lights with the new and integrating the sensor-based dimming and shut-off capabilities, you can see the load drop – a lot.

On this particular circuit, the new lighting system – equipped with occupancy sensors and full dimming capability – is consistently pulling 6 amps when running at 100% capacity, and then drops down to just 4 amps while unoccupied and dimmed. That’s compared to a constant 17 amps on the old system. This circuit is typical of dozens within the facility. The significant drop in energy use demonstrates proof of concept, while the new lighting delivers a huge increase in the quality of the illuminated environment and significantly reduced utility costs. The client can now move forward with portfolio-wide retrofits with the confidence of verifiable data backing their decision.

Definitive Data to Support Portfolio-Wide Upgrades

We know how tough it can be to achieve company buy-in for portfolio-wide projects without definitive data that proves the savings. That’s why we were happy to invest in the metering of the first hangar project for this client. Ally’s clients have the potential to save millions of dollars over time, while also improving working conditions, occupant comfort, productivity and safety. We know it – and we’re happy to prove it.

Energy Monitoring Delivers Necessary Validation

Our client is a leader in providing world-class FBO facilities, service and amenities to the private aviation community. With a portfolio of the finest hangars in the US, they knew they could probably save some money by transitioning their facilities over to LED lighting. But like many portfolio managers, they underestimated just how much they could save, because they had no idea how much energy their outdated, manually controlled lighting systems were wasting. That’s where we came in.

After a complimentary survey of sample locations, the Ally team met with the client and laid out an LED retrofit implementation plan, which featured automated dimming controls and compelling financial returns. While we believed that our calculated savings would prove to be conservative, to the client the numbers seemed simply too good to be true.

We completely understood. Taking on a portfolio-wide retrofit of significant scope is expensive and intimidating. There’s always the worry, “what if we invest the money and the savings aren’t there?” So, in order to validate the savings opportunity and the accuracy of our projected savings, Ally’s Data Solutions team agreed to provide IoT based energy monitoring equipment and a cloud-based data system at no charge. The results were pretty dramatic.

As a decision maker tasked with implementing a portfolio-wide efficiency project, the stakes are pretty high. Not only do you have to find the project that will deliver the highest return on investment, but you also have to select a capable energy solutions partner without much to go on in terms of hard data. Make the right choice, and you’ll be the hero of the hour. Make the wrong one, and it could cost you your job. No pressure there.

We get it. Portfolio wide buy-in is a tough sell without numbers. That’s why, to prove our worth, Ally is prepared to invest in real time energy monitoring for every project we do.

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