Hotel Energy: Practical Tools to Reduce Electrical Energy Use

The hospitality industry is inundated with products and services focused on the reduction of energy

use. From smart thermostats and occupancy sensors to full-on building management systems, the

options seem endless.

But, as an operator, do you truly know where your electrical energy is being used? How do you know if

there is waste? Also, once you do know, is it clear how you can change things to reduce power

consumption and still provide the services and comfort your guests expect?

Cyber Switching Solutions is teaming up with Gabbard Energy Group to offer two technologies to help

with these questions. The first is a cost effective solution to monitor and meter the electrical power

used in your hotel. Whether you have a single building or a campus of buildings, with Cyber’s

submetering tools you can have at your fingertips the tools to stay on top of your electrical use.

What can submetering do for you?

Cyber Switching’s Submetering technology provides hotel facility managers real-time and historic data

on power use and power quality, leading to a litany of benefits, including reduced energy costs,

performance monitoring, energy use planning, subtenant billing, and cost-recovery or allocation by

department. Cyber’s Submetering platforms are modular and allow for flexible and scalable

installations, ensuring complete coverage of even the most complex building arrangements.

Designed with existing buildings in mind, Cyber’s solution is one of the few submetering systems UL-
listed for field-installability. So, no matter the age of your hotel, you can get state-of-the-art power monitoring and metering for any of your electrical circuits. While today's needs focus on power monitoring, tomorrow's objectives will emphasize power quality and reliability. With an eye on the future, Cyber Switching and Gabbard Energy Group are motivated to provide you the right power management solutions to best utilize the Earth's precious energy resources all while improving your hotel’s financial bottom line.

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Electric Vehicle Charging for the Hospitality Industry

Hotels live by the services they provide their guests, and as new services become standard in the

industry, so does the pressure to provide those services. The growing adoption of Electric Vehicles is a

perfect example. It is projected that by 2040, one-third of the vehicles sold will have a plug. For hoteliers,

this means that providing charging for guests has become extremely important, even essential.

The problem is that providing the necessary electrical power to the charging stations can be

very, very expensive, often much more than the charging stations themselves. And not every

location can get the needed power from the local utility without even more expensive and time-

consuming upgrades at the utility’s level. Current charging solutions require a dedicated power line to each charging station. This means that those dedicated lines be installed from an electrical panel all the way out to the parking area.

Now there is a much less expensive option to provide the maximum amount of charging stations for hotel guests. Cyber Switching has developed a patented method to switch power to multiple charging stations in a “round-robin” scenario so that a single electrical line can feed multiple charging stations. This is made possible by our Electric Vehicle Master Controller (EVMC). The EVMC is installed between the electrical panel and the charging stations in the parking area, reducing the number of dedicated lines to a minimum of 1/4th the “standard” approach. Power is incrementally rotated on a timed basis to each attached vehicle. An attached vehicle’s charging status is also “polled” and if at capacity, the rotation moves on to the next vehicle. The cost savings at installation is immediate and by rotating the load, the peak demand caused by EV charging can be reduced by up to 75%!

What does all this mean to the hospitality industry? Quite simply, where one EV sat at a single charging

station supplied by one dedicated circuit, hotels can now charge four EVs served by that same

dedicated circuit. The savings realized by NOT having to bring in the full infrastructure for multiple

charging, including the purchase of an EVMC, can be as much as 50%. Can you say speedy Return on

Investment? We thought so!

Contact Gabbard Energy Group today at 925.381.1102 to learn more about how to provide EV Charging

for your hotel guests at a considerable cost savings.


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