How do you control your electricity consumption? The first step is to know when you are using electricity. In the UK, that’s where Sie-Smart comes in.
Together with Siemens, the company’s electricity meter operator, McDonald’s UK developed an energy management website. Since April 2009, the Siemens Sie-Smart website automatically sends daily email messages of electricity consumption graphs to each restaurant by midday of the next day. Managers have been trained to spot and resolve the opportunities that may be available, such as high overnight consumption and incorrect equipment fire-up times.
This tool is part of a range of measures that have enabled the UK to achieve significant underlying electrical consumption reductions. Sie-Smart is currently being tested by McDonald’s Sweden.