Retrieve Electricity Data from Georgia Power
Many buildings will be able to retrieve electric data electronically. This can simplify the process of benchmarking by avoiding the need to collect bills and enter data manually.
Commercial billing data from Georgia Power can be retrieved on the EnergyDirect website. To access your data you will need the Account Number and Web Access Code found on your Georgia Power bill (in green).
Step 1: In a web browser, open the website energydirect.com. Click “Log In”.
- If you have an existing account, enter your username and password.
- To create an account, click “New user”.
After registering for an account, enter your username and password.
Step 2: Click “Add Account” link on the right side of the screen.
Step 3: Enter the Account Number and Web Access Code from your Georgia Power bill and click “Next”.
Step 4: It is recommended that the “Account Description” is set to match the name of the building or space served by the meter. Click “Save” to save and access the account.
**Note that the same utility meter can be saved to multiple user accounts.
Step 5: The utility bills for the selected meter will be displayed for the most recent 12 months. Change the Time Period displayed by changing the Start and Stop fields to match your desired selection. Click “Submit” to display the desired selection.
Step 6: You now have access to your electricity bills. Highlight the table, copy and paste the selected data into a spreadsheet to capture and manipulate the data.
Step 7: Format the electronic data for use with Portfolio Manager. Save this spreadsheet for future use, since the formatting process will be exactly the same.