Our history

Optimal Monitoring was formed over 30 years ago, in 1994 as a specialist telecommunications business. Since then, we’ve expanded and evolved into the energy specialists we are today.

EMMA AI Robot Emma sat

Growth in savings for our customers …

2020

Over £120,000 in energy savings realised

2021

Over £780,000 in energy savings realised

2022

Over £1.4 million in energy savings realised

2023

Over £2 million in energy savings realised

2024

Over £2.5 million in energy savings realised

A chronological history of Optimal Monitoring …

1994
1994

Company is formed

Optimal Monitoring is formed as a telecommunications business.

2004
2004

First AM&T system

Our first AM&T system is developed in-house and deployed across the UK.

2005
2005

London Borough of Southwark

The London Borough of Southwark becomes our first platform customer.

2005
2005

Hertfordshire County Council

We welcome Hertfordshire CC as an AM&T customer – who we still work with today!

2008
2008

Toyota

Toyota roll out our platform to UK dealers – they are still a customer today!

2009
2009

Buckingham County Council

Wycome District Council (part of Buckingham County Council) become a long-standing customer.

2012
2012

Wincanton

Optimal help Wincaton grow by 15% while seeing less than 1% increase in energy costs.

2014
2014

1000th Energy Management Site added

Optimal are proud to help their 1000th site save energy.

2015
2015

University of Reading

Optimal begin working with the University of Reading on an innovation energy platform that would later become EMMA AI.

2016
2016

5 billionth transaction

Optimal Monitoring systems process our 5 billionth transaction.

2017
2017

EMMA AI launched

Our award-winning energy advisory product is launched, commencing saving companies thousands every year.

2018
2018

Wright Commission Award

EMMA AI wins the prestigious Wright Commission Award.

2019
2019

Retail Energy Forum award

EMMA AI wins the much-coveted Retail Energy Forum award.

2020
2020

NHS begin working with EMMA AI

Various NHS Trusts choose EMMA AI to deliver Trust-wide savings on their energy bills.

2021
2021

Betfred

Betfred deploys EMMA AI to their entire estate, saving almost £250k every year on their energy bills.

2023
2023

William Hill

William Hill choose EMMA AI as their energy management system, and report savings over over £1 million.

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