Fujitsu launches Eco Track to aid EU companies in complying with new energy law

| No Comments | No TrackBacks
| More
Fujitsu has revealed a service to monitor a energy usage for businesses, which will be available to coincide with the upcoming Energy Efficiency Directive law.

The service, Eco Track, is a cloud-based software as a service (SAAS) offering which will monitor energy usage patterns within businesses. The Energy Efficiency Directive law was passed by the European Union, following a vote in favour from the European Parliament in September 2012. The law will enforce all countries in the European Union to monitor its energy consumption and report back results. Companies with over 250 employees or EUR 50 million in annual turnover will be auditable, and Fujitsu believe its product will help with this new task.


The company announced the Eco Track at the Fujitsu Forum 2012 in Munich today, the service will run on the Fujitsu Global Cloud and available on the Fujitsu Cloud Store. 

During the opening keynote speech, Joseph Reger, CTO of Fujitsu, said that Eco Track will speed up the mandatory gathering of data. "It will reduce tax burdens, and energy bills, and it will be very cost effective at a few thousand Euros for the service," he said. 

A Fujitsu representative told me that the service would be available in various editions, depending on how large the company is. It will cost around EUR 2,500 for the regular edition, however that is to be confirmed next year. The company are also looking into a payment-per-usage price plan similar to cloud models, which may be more appropriate.

"I would not be surprised if companies found a positive return from this investment in the first year," said Reger.

The Japanese are much more advanced in this area and have been monitoring energy in a similar way for 10 years, said Reger. Fujitsu has taken the Japanese model and made it applicable to Europe.

However, the company will not be managing energy usage for businesses as part of the service. It will be the customer's responsibility to comply with the results, which is likely to happen when individuals see how much power they are using. 

While Fujitsu are not currently looking into managing energy on behalf of its customers, it could see the service morphing in such a way in the future, however the company is still in "very early stages."

Eco Track will be available firstly to England and Germany in March 2013 and then soon to the rest of the European Union members.

Enhanced by Zemanta
Related Posts with Thumbnails

No TrackBacks

TrackBack URL:

Leave a comment


Subscribe to blog feed

Recent Comments

  • emmanuel ahene: The most boring presentation. read more
  • Steve Tucker: Does anyone know CPR ? read more
  • Greg Lamb: BOOM! We knocked it out of the Park this time. read more
  • Mark Parry: As the Custard Cream presentation moved into its third hour, read more
  • J Harrison: At last, something the engineers and change managers could agree read more
  • Brendan O'Connor: Just four more to hypnotise and then I can go read more
  • Bond: David thought he'd show his employees the true meaning of read more
  • Shawna Bell: Thanks for the review... of course the commercials make it read more
  • Luis Aguilar: We have performed a test in our review of the read more
  • Luis Aguilar: Sony Xperia T has a cool design (James Bond chose read more

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Caroline Baldwin published on November 7, 2012 3:02 PM.

REVIEW: Microsoft's Surface tablet, RRP £479 (inc cover) was the previous entry in this blog.

HANDS ON: Fujitsu X Line Esprimo PC is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.