State College, PA—The National Association of Counties (NACo) has given Miami-Dade County an Achievement Award for implementation of a utility monitoring and payment processing system. The system was facilitated by implementation of the EnergyCAP® utility bill tracking software.

$100M worth of Bills

The County’s Utility Billing Management Program is currently providing a centralized and automated procedure to process over $100 million worth of annual electricity bills for the County’s dynamic building portfolio of more than 1,500 facilities. The program has enabled the County to effectively plan for its energy use and to benchmark important trends necessary to obtain ENERGY STAR building certifications.

The new implementation translated electricity billing information electronically, audited the information. Also provided a common platform for multiple users (via online or an installed Windows software). Finally and created a bill processing interface for three separate financial systems.

The centralized system now provides the County a reduction countywide energy utility bill costs, improve auditing and accountability, and enhance overall utility bill management efficiency. Through an automated interface, Environmental Protection Agency’s Portfolio Manager, the EnergyCAP software

 

Reduced Costs

The centralized system now provides the County a reduction countywide energy utility bill costs. Also improve auditing and accountability. Finally and enhance overall utility bill management efficiency.

Through an automated interface with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Portfolio Manager, the EnergyCAP software has allowed the County to begin benchmarking. All with ENERGY STAR by submitting data for 167 buildings. Having an understanding of where the buildings rate on the ENERGY STAR scale. That’s a national ranking. For it allows energy management staff to prioritize energy performance improvement projects. Moreover and seek ENERGY STAR building certifications.

Savings Galore

To date, it is estimated that program implementation has already prevented over 160,000 pieces of paper. All from being created and handled.

Based on industry estimates, the County has also saved over $1.1 million in labor and material costs. All through the automated Utility Bill Management Program.

In addition, the County now has a modern platform. One from which to add and automate data collection for other utilities. For that’s such as water and natural gas. This will assist in future County endeavors. All to meet sustainability and resiliency goals and realize greater cost savings.

For more see the billing graphic below.

Sources: EnergyCAP, Inc. http://www.energycap.com. and Miami-Dade County

Sample billing

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