Snapmeter

Web-based energy usage and expense tracking and management

About Snapmeter

Gridium's Snapmeter is a cloud-based software solution for energy cost tracking and management, giving businesses across every industry a handle on usage and spend. A monthly or yearly-billed SaaS product, Snapmeter has packages for monitoring small, medium or large buildings and promises to assist the lowering of electricity and natural gas costs among an organization portfolio. Supporting a better understanding of changes within utility bills, Gridium automatically gathers information from those utility bills, tariffs, interval and weather data to form an "individualized" building model that is presented via weekly email reports or online through Snapmeter. Diagnostics are joined by actionable feedback for identifying problems and highlighting savings opportunities straight to inbox, or through a series of interactive charts and heatmaps.

Run cost variance reports with bill changes highlighted in dollars and percentage points against baselines and benchmarks, extracting historical energy use and billing trends directly from a utility to require no manual data entry. By building a statistical model of an organization's building, Snapmeter can predicatively forecast energy use and budgeting around accurate scenarios, benchmarking spend and auditing utility bills for errors, while also identifying the best market rates.

Pricing starting from:

US$167,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Snapmeter

  • Snapmeter promises tracking, analysis and reporting tools to aid businesses monitor energy consumption and expense within small, medium and large buildings in support of cutting costs.

  • The system gathers historical energy usage levels and required billing data directly from the energy utility to avoid manual bill entry and improve information accuracy.

  • Weather-normalized Measurement & Verification (M&V) is underpinned by patented disaggregation, leveraging flexible baseline /analysis periods to observe implied savings around energy efficiency initiatives.

  • Weekly emails deliver targeted diagnostics to an unlimited number of subscribers, detailing energy usage with "load curve beacons" promising to pinpoint where cost saving opportunities exist.

  • Custom reporting capabilities facilitates the creation of Excel (.CSV) reports and sharable analytics to update all stakeholders on energy goal progress.
  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$167,00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Snapmeter Software - Energy usage history is visualized across set durations within interactive charts offering popup tips on possible efficiency savings
    Snapmeter Software - Weekly insights into energy usage, building performance and potential issue areas are sent within mini reports to an email inbox
    Snapmeter Software - Heatmap visualizations, here showing daily schedule changes, provide color-coded feedback on energy usage levels through 24 hours
    Snapmeter Software - An example of Snapmeter's feedback on quantified variance, detailing source of variance against benchmarks in dollars and percentage difference
    Snapmeter Software - Customizable M&V reports, showing here a variance chart for weather-normalized change in energy use within an analysis and baseline period
    Snapmeter Software - Example of an annual cost report created by Snapmeter and produced for Excel automatically
    Snapmeter Software - Example of Snapmeter's variance feedback and reporting within bill history
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    Snapmeter Software - Energy usage history is visualized across set durations within interactive charts offering popup tips on possible efficiency savings Snapmeter Software - Weekly insights into energy usage, building performance and potential issue areas are sent within mini reports to an email inbox Snapmeter Software - Heatmap visualizations, here showing daily schedule changes, provide color-coded feedback on energy usage levels through 24 hours Snapmeter Software - An example of Snapmeter's feedback on quantified variance, detailing source of variance against benchmarks in dollars and percentage difference Snapmeter Software - Customizable M&V reports, showing here a variance chart for weather-normalized change in energy use within an analysis and baseline period Snapmeter Software - Example of an annual cost report created by Snapmeter and produced for Excel automatically Snapmeter Software - Example of Snapmeter's variance feedback and reporting within bill history

    Features

    Total features of Snapmeter: 21

    • API
    • Audit Management
    • Benchmarking
    • Bill Audit
    • Bill Database
    • Bill Importing
    • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • Cost / Use Reporting
    • Customizable Reports
    • Data Visualization
    • Email Alerts
    • Emissions Monitoring
    • Energy Price Analysis
    • Facility Scheduling
    • Forecasting
    • Greenhouse Gas Tracking
    • Load Management
    • Meter Tracking
    • Monitoring
    • Visual Analytics
    • Weather Normalization

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5
    (5)
    Value for Money
    5/5
    Features
    5/5
    Ease of Use
    4,8/5
    Customer Support
    5/5

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    Trevor l. T.
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    • Industry: Commercial Real Estate
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Chief Engineer

    Reviewed on 2018/11/29

    As a Chief Engineer I love Snapmeter for budgeting purposes as well as keeping an eye on daily...

    As a Chief Engineer I love Snapmeter for budgeting purposes as well as keeping an eye on daily operations. I The people at Gridium have been very helpful over the years, esp around budget time when I'm trying to predict next years energy costs.
    The best!

    Pros

    Ease of use / user friendly
    Being able to easily track energy usage and predict future costs, even with occupancy variations.

    Cons

    Nothing really, there was a slight learning curve when diving in deeper beyond the Snapmeter page but the guys have been really helpful and patient in getting me up to speed.
    No complaints at all

    Response from Gridium

    Trevor, thank you for the feedback and it is great to know that you love the budgeting capabilities and the insight on daily operations!

    Kevin B.
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    • Industry: Research
    • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    A great tool for evaluating energy saving upgrades

    Reviewed on 2018/02/23

    It helps me understand my energy usage better, plan for peak days, and validate our energy saving...

    It helps me understand my energy usage better, plan for peak days, and validate our energy saving programs with performance and cost data.

    Pros

    Snapmeter has an intuitive and easy to navigate interface. Using their software I was easily able to compare the details of our energy usage across a two year span to put numbers to our energy efficiency program for our C-Suite. They were impressed with the level of detail and good visualizations that I was able to generate using Snapmeter.

    Cons

    Some of the points can be a bit confusing, but the support team there is always great and responsive. Don't get frustrated, get help, it's there.

    Response from Gridium

    Nice work using Snapmeter to answer C-Suite questions. Keep it up, and thanks!

    Robert C.
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    The only service for energy analytics of a large scale campus, fantastic for analysis of trends

    Reviewed on 2018/02/22

    The ability to visualize energy generation from solar PV and cogen, as well as load and demand...

    The ability to visualize energy generation from solar PV and cogen, as well as load and demand profiles. A key benefit for me as faculty is using the tool in hands-on and advanced courses in an energy management program.

    Pros

    The new snapmeter is so slick and easy to visualize trends, especially comparative time periods, and with multiple meter views, you can start to see a composite load profile. This tool is especially useful for a large campus with distributed generation; we have cogeneration, multiple solar arrays, and need to look at both in and out channels of our NEM meter. Using this tool, we were able to diagnose a tripped PV inverter, potentially saving us thousands of dollars in lost generation, as well as monitor a problematic heat pump, the primary load at a new campus. Most of all, we use this service for teaching students energy analytics, doing comparative energy analysis, and using demand curves and peaks for understanding the need for energy storage. This tool has been pivotal in our District energy and emissions working group, we simply couldn't do our work without it.

    Cons

    Not a con about the service, but more a general gripe that it shouldn't be so hard to trend NGOMs into tools like this. In a world of IPV6 addresses, every meter in "meter space" should be accessible to a tool like this, and it shouldn't be such a struggle to integrate data from different types of meters. Gridium has bent over backwards to help us, it's just older technology and protocols, plus antiquated (utility) business processes.

    Response from Gridium

    It's inspiring to see just how useful Snapmeter is proving to be at your campus and in your classroom. Thanks for sharing!

    Ed P.
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    • Industry: Facilities Services
    • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Snap Meter Review

    Reviewed on 2018/11/28

    Pros

    Very user friendly, lots of valuable information.

    Cons

    There is nothing I found that is negative about the software.

    Response from Gridium

    Ed, it is great to see you find the analytics in Snapmeter so valuable and that the tool is user friendly. Thank you for the feedback!

    Elizabeth M.
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    • Industry: Real Estate
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Monthly for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    SNAPMETER AND GRIDIUM -

    Reviewed on 2019/03/08

    Snapmeter and the Gridium team have provided me with useful tools and great customer service. They...

    Snapmeter and the Gridium team have provided me with useful tools and great customer service. They reviewed my property's PG&E billing back five years, found a billing error and consequently we will be getting at $38K refund. I'd call that an awesome experience.

    Pros

    I used Snapmeter for utility budgeting. Their customer support was great and the software easy to manipulate changing projected occupancy.

    Cons

    There's a lot of information on Snapmeter. Leveraging it is my biggest challenge.

    Response from Gridium

    Always good to see how buildings find tremendous value from the tool! And the billing history analytics put an easy and immediate ROI to it all. Keep up the great work!

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    Snapmeter FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Snapmeter.

    Snapmeter offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$167,00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Small Building = from $167 per building per month if billed annually, or $199 billed monthly Medium Building = from $349 per building per month if billed annually, or $389 billed monthly Large Building = from $549 per building per month if billed annually, or $589 billed monthly

    Snapmeter has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    Snapmeter supports the following languages:

    English

    Snapmeter supports the following devices:

    We do not have any information about what integrations Snapmeter has

    Snapmeter offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat

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