Akagera Business Group (ABG) is one of Rwanda’s oldest standing and most trusted businesses. In partnership with Toyota Tshusho Corporation, the trading arm of Toyota Motor Corporation, they co-own Toyota Rwanda, supplying a large number of the cars seen on the road in the country. Globally, Toyota has an aggressive carbon emission reduction strategy, and with this in mind, ABG wanted more visibility into how they were using power in their operations.
We worked with ABG Toyota to design and deploy our remote monitoring technology, allowing them to track power consumption across key zones in their buildings. As the site is multi-use, with ABG running different parts of their business from the same location, a strong understanding of costs by business unit is critical for planning and performance evaluation.
Each month our system delivers a report, comprising a holistic view of ABG consumption, as well as a breakdown by zone; these insights help ABG to spot and reduce over-consumption, see early signs of heavy machinery malfunction, reduce unnecessary waste (like office lights being left on) and provide a safer working environment for their employees.
Currently, our technology monitors consumption in the ABG’s showrooms, supermarket, wine shop, electrical appliances department, and car workshop, and we are planning to expand across other areas of the site in the near future to provide ABG with total understanding of power use on their premises. As ABG transitions to renewable energy sources, our data will also provide much needed insights on the requirements, system design and performance of their solar system once built.