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EC Enterprise: EnergyCAP System Requirements
Posted by Joel Brickell, Last modified by Joel Brickell on 27 June 2012 01:23 PM

EnergyCAP Enterprise System Requirements


To access and use the application, your system should be equipped with the following:

  • 400 MHz processor (minimum) or faster (recommended)
  • 128 MB RAM (minimum) or more (recommended)
  • 500 MB free disk space (minimum) or more (recommended for reports)
  • 800 x 600 display setting


  • Small font size
  • 1024x768 pixels desktop area

One of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 2000 Professional
  • Windows XP Home/Professional
  • Windows Vista Home Basic/Business/Ultimate
  • Windows 2003 Server
  • Windows Server 2008

Recommended Browser:

  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.0 or later


NOTE: Minimum system requirements may vary depending on the operating platform installation (Desktop or Network), and anticipated size of the organization database. Contact EnergyCAP, Inc. with specific questions regarding your implementation.

Database Management

Required: SQL Server 2005 or later

  • 32 or 64 bit supported
  • Local user authentication or mixed mode required

Hardware specifications are dependent upon database size, features utilized, and desired performance. Database server should not host any applications besides SQL.

RAID Drive Setup:

In accordance with Microsoft™ suggested SQL Server setup, EnergyCAP, Inc recommends that the operating system, the log files, and the data files all exist on separate independent disk channels.  Although the database server will likely perform adequately in a less optimal configuration, better performance will be observed when adhering to the basic guidelines below.  Consult with your organization DBA regarding requirements or setup configurations that enhance this basic standard.


DB Performance Guidelines

Fewer than 1,500 meters:

  • Xeon Dual/Quad-core, 2.0  GHz or better, 2 GB RAM, 5 GB* hard drive space

Over 1,500 and fewer than 3,000 meters

  • Xeon Dual/Quad Core, 2.5 GHz or better, 3 GB RAM, 10 GB* hard drive

Over 3,000 meters

  • Dual Xeon processors, Dual/Quad Core, 2.5GHz or better, 4+ GB RAM, 30 GB* hard drive, suggested RAID configuration

A more capable server will be needed for organizations with:

  • Over five years of historical bills
  • Over 50 interval data channels
  • Frequent data imports

*Analyzing numerous client databases with historical and active data, a general rule of thumb shows that an EnergyCAP database will grow at approximately 20Kb/bill for bill data only.  This translates to rough estimates of:

  • 500 bills/month  = 6,000/year  = ~120MB/year
  • 1000 bills/month = 12,000/year = ~240MB/year
  • 1500 bills/month = 18,000/year = ~360MB/year
  • 2000 bills/month = 24,000/year = ~480MB/year
Created/Updated by Joel Brickell and Barry Kroeker  03/31/2011

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