London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) updated their manual data collection, paper documents and reporting processes through the implementation of e.RIS as the data management and visualization solution for their power plant and energy systems. Through the utilization of e.RIS, LHSC has restored data integrity, through the elimination of previous manual, error prone tasks and the integration of multiple previously disparate data sources.
By using e.RIS as the data management tool in place of the manual method of collecting and reviewing data, LHSC reduced the time previously required for collecting, collating and reviewing the power plant and energy data by 20% – 30%, resulting in an approximate cost savings of $40,000 per year.
LHSC has met their primary goal of re-establishing data integrity, as well as their secondary goal of automating manual data processing and using a single solution to visualize data from numerous disparate systems, all resulting in significant financial savings. LHSC now has an improved method of reporting to both internal and external stakeholders and are currently working on the next phase of the project – the development of e.RIS dashboards, calculations and turbine efficiencies for real-time use with power plant operational decisions. This will allow LHSC to be able to make better operational decisions on when and how to run equipment in relation to the current market price of gas and electricity.