Managing tariffs in the NightWatchman console

You can define power costs in the NightWatchman console which can be applied to particular locations so that reports can more accurately show the actual costs for an organization.

The Tariffs section lets you create a combined set of localized CO2 emissions per unit of power used and the cost per unit of power.

Tariffs can only be applied to the Location group hierarchy, not to the Organization group hierarchy.
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The Tarriff dialog

The Tariff dialog is displayed whenever you Add, Copy or Edit Tariffs. The fields in the Tariff dialog are:

  • Name – the name of the tariff; used when applying tariffs to location groups. The tariff name must be unique and is validated when you click OK.
  • Description – holds supplementary information about the cost and CO2 emissions settings for the tariff.
  • Cost per kWh – the cost per kWh of energy used for this particular tariff. Cost is displayed in the currency that was set during installation but this can be changed in the NightWatchman Settings.
  • CO2 per kWh – localized values for the amount of CO2 created per kWh of power generated.
  • Utility Provider – the name of the utility provider for the location where the tariff is applied.  This is the name that will appear in Reports.

Currency and CO2 per kWh units are global and dependent on the values defined in the NightWatchman Settings.

Creating a new Tariff

To add a new tariff in the NightWatchman Console:

  1. In the Tariffs section, click the Add button.
  2. Set the value for the tariff.
  3. Click OK to save the new tariff.

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Editing Tariffs

To edit an existing tariff in the NightWatchman Console:

  1. In the Tariffs section, select the tariff to edit.
  2. Click the Edit button.
  3. Update the value for the tariff.
  4. Click OK to save the changes for the tariff.

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Copying Tariffs

To copy an existing tariff in the NightWatchman Console:

  1. In the Tariffs section, select the tariff to copy.
  2. Click the Copy button. The Copy Tariff dialog opens with a copy of the settings from the selected tariff.
  3. Update the values for the tariff as necessary in the Copy Tariff dialog.
  4. Click OK to save the tariff.

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Deleting Tariffs

To delete an existing tariff from the NightWatchman Console:

  1. In the Tariffs section, select the tariff to delete.
  2. Click the Delete button
  3. If the warning option is turned on the Confirm delete dialog is displayed. Click Yes to continue with the deletion or No to cancel.
  4. Clicking Yes continues with the deletion. If the tariff has previously been associated with a group in either the Organization or Location hierarchies, a warning dialog is displayed indicating that the tariff is in use and that you cannot delete it.
  5. If the tariff is not currently associated with a group, clicking Yes removes it from the NightWatchman Console.

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Disabling the deletion warning dialog

To prevent NightWatchman from displaying the deletion warning dialog every time you delete a power scheme, power policy, tariff, security role or security account, check the Don't ask me again checkbox, located on the warning dialog itself.

Before checking this box, make sure that you definitely do not want the deletion warning dialog to appear as deleting a NightWatchman Console Power Scheme cannot be undone.