Rewriting the book on energy solutions.
Gramo A/S is an independent midsize bookbindery in Denmark known for producing custom brochures. They wanted to cut costs without cutting corners, so they teamed up with GridManager, an award-winning IBM Business Partner that specializes in energy-saving solutions. Together, they implemented an intelligent energy-management system using individual outlet sensors, a wireless central monitoring unit, and a fully integrated plug-and-play portal. The portal provides Gramo with energy price forecasts a day in advance and automatically makes energy-saving decisions, like charging equipment during low-cost periods. Acting as a virtual power plant, it can also instantly alert Gramo about leaks in the system-such as when a piece of equipment is inadvertently left on. The solution resulted in a 10% reduction in energy costs-helping Gramo level the playing field in a very competitive industry.
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