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Gaining insights into stage lighting power consumption through advanced monitoring solutions

The Royal Opera House partnered with eEnergy to monitor the electrical power consumption of their stage lighting equipment within the Linbury Studio Theatre. This modern monitoring solution provided valuable insights, enabling the Royal Opera House to optimise energy usage and identify potential energy-saving opportunities.

The Linbury Studio Theatre, situated within the heart of the Royal Opera House, is a flexible modern theatre space offering seating for 394 people. The contemporary venue is perfect for conferences with high production and AV requirements.

The challenge and solution.

The Royal Opera House sought to monitor the electrical power consumed by their stage lighting equipment within the Linbury Studio. They engaged with industry consultancy – Entertaining Sustainability, who proposed the installation of MY ZeERO.

eEnergy supplied two MY ZeERO Power Distribution Monitors (PDM) to measure the electrical power consumption of 36 key circuits across two separately located distribution boards. The PDMs collected this data and sent it to the MY ZeERO portal, where it was processed and displayed on easy to use energy dashboards.

The Results.

The Royal Opera House achieved maximum data granularity by separating the data for each dimmer phase, enabling them to identify which areas of the stage systems were using the most and least power.

Lighting Systems staff can access all recorded data remotely, allowing for comparisons between productions, circuits, or weeks. Automatic alerts can be set up to notify key staff members of unexpected usage – such as equipment left on overnight.


By partnering with eEnergy,

This advanced monitoring solution demonstrates the importance of embracing modern energy management techniques to drive efficiency and sustainability in the performing arts industry.

The Royal Opera House testimonial.

“The data is immensely valuable – it’s like an ECG for the Linbury Studio.”

Robin Barton, Lighting Systems Technician


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