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Get your energy data to Wattics via FTP

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One of the simplest ways to get your data to Wattics is via FTP push.

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard protocol used for transmitting files between computers on the Internet over TCP/IP.

FTP allows energy data in .CSV file format to be pushed automatically and periodically to the Wattics FTP server. Most head-end systems, gateways, PLCs, BMS, DCIMs, etc natively support FTP data push, making it an easy choice for data integration to Wattics.

Wattics supports multiple CSV file formats, the templates for which can be accessed and downloaded here:

CSV templates

(*Note: These templates are those that we frequently work with, however we do accept other formats, please contact us at success@wattics.com should you wish to speak to our team about your own .CSV file format.)

We have outlined the short 4 step process to send your data to Wattics:

Step 1: Request your Wattics FTP credentials

Step 2: Configure your system to push .CSV files to our FTP servers

Step 3: Register data points through the FTP Point Activation Mandate (PAM)

Step 4: Receive your Wattics dashboard credentials and start analysing your data

 

Step 1: Request your Wattics FTP credentials

Request your Wattics FTP credentials [form]

(Please send us one of your sample .CSV files when you request credentials so we can review the format)

Wattics will provide you with FTP credentials within 24 hours.

 

Step 2: Configure your system to push .CSV files to our FTP servers

Use the FTP credentials provided to configure your data system. We will be happy to help you with this task, should you require some assistance.

  • What data intervals do we support? We support anything from 5min, 15min, 30min to hourly and daily readings.
  • What amount of data should be included in each .CSV file? Normally this would be a rolling 7, 14 or 30 days.
  • When should the .CSV file be sent? The earlier the better, but normally this would be on a Day +1 basis.
  • What CSV file formats do you support? Check the templates [format to open in new tab] we already support, but we can support your own format too!
  • What type of data do you support? We support all types of energy readings and any numeric value such as environmental parameters, metrics, production output, etc

As soon as your system starts pushing .CSV files to our FTP servers, email us at success@wattics.com. We will run our software parser to do a health check and make sure the data is coming in the right format.

 

Step 3: Register data points through the FTP Point Activation Mandate (PAM)

We need to know how to process the data in your .CSV files: unique IDs, names, hierarchy between data points, and units.

Download FTP PAM

Fill up a FTP PAM and email it to success@wattics.com to get your analytics dashboard set up.

 

Step 4: Receive your Wattics dashboard credentials and start analysing your data

Assuming everything is in order, we will enable your analytics dashboard, request you to register a credit card for the software subscription, and you will then receive an email with log-in credentials to start saving energy!

If you have any questions about uploading your .CSV files via FTP to Wattics, please use the contact form below to get in touch.

 

How can we help you? If you're struggling with specifying your project, connecting your data to Wattics, or just using our platform, we're happy to answer all your questions and get you set up. Simply fill out the form, or for immediate assistance, call us at +353 (0)1415 1242.

 

 


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