Compiled ByTraci Purdum Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation has launched its RSEnergyMetrix, a Web-enabled energy management solution that allows users to analyze and address energy-related challenges, according to the company. The software, which can track energy usage, cost and power quality data as well as create historical trend reports and energy budgets, includes standard connectivity to Allen-Bradley power monitors and programmable controllers with optional third-party device connectivity, the company says. "The key to reducing energy-related expenses is understanding where, when and how much energy is being consumed," says Ron Malloy, business manager, Power and Energy Management Services, Rockwell Automation. "With this information, companies can proactively manage load requirements, improve system performance and reduce costs." The energy manager uses Microsoft .Net and XML Web services technologies, and can be configured for any energy and production-related inputs including electricity, gas, water and steam meters. Rockwell Automation is a provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions.