EnerNOC Wrangles ‘Overwhelming Amount of Raw Energy Usage Data’

August 7, 2013 By Linda Hardesty

EnerNOC logoEnerNOC has selected MongoDB, the open-source NoSQL database owned by 10gen, to enhance its big data capabilities and support its core data discovery platform.

“With the overwhelming amount of raw energy usage data coming in, we needed a solution that allowed us to maximize our analysis in a flexible and scalable way,” said Hugh Scandrett, vice president of engineering at EnerNOC.

EnerNOC delivers management services designed to reduce real-time demand for electricity, increase energy efficiency, improve energy supply transparency in competitive markets and mitigate emissions. The company’s global Network Operations Center (NOC) collects and evaluates nearly 1.5 billion energy data points per month to deliver demand response capacity and energy savings opportunities for customers.

MongoDB’s data platform is expected to improve EnerNOC’s operational efficiency. MongoDB will provide EnerNOC’s data analysts, developers and engineers with a flexible environment to identify new avenues for intelligence-driven efficiency decisions. EnerNOC leverages its energy intelligence portfolio in two distinct ways. First, it works with utility-side systems operators to identify operational inefficiencies and lower the demand for power. The company also helps a growing portfolio of private enterprises to reduce their energy costs and carbon footprint through smarter energy usage.

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