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EnCalcEU Introduction

Version: 6.3
Size: 422KB
Released: 11-August-2014
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Have you ever wondered what your electricity bill is likely to be before you get it? Would you like to work out for yourself whether it is really worth changing electricity supplier? Is your electricity bill correct? Would you like to predict this years bills based on last years bills? How much CO2 do you generate each quarter from electricity use? Or may be you want to help the environment by reducing energy consumption, monitoring your electricity use can contribute to this. If the answer to any of these is yes then maybe EnCalcEU can help you. To find more energy and money saving ideas check out Practical Home Energy Saving.

Key Features

Calculates and predicts electricity use and cost

Allows for most common charging regimes

Discounts can be either fixed or a percentage

Can include fixed charges per month, per quarter or per day

Maintains a history of readings

Maintains a record of calculations

Predicts cost in monthly or quarterly periods

Copes with meter rollover

CO2 calculated in Kg or lbs

EnCalcEU calculates the cost of electricity, allowing both the real cost based on meter readings and forward prediction based on the readings and elapsed time. The results can be saved to a log file for later analysis. The program can cope with different charging rates for electricity at different times of the day, alternative rates based on fixed or daily thresholds, varying tax rates plus fixed charges and discounts enabling most charging models to be handled. It will also calculate the cost and units for each rate of electricity used plus the amount of CO2 generated. EnCalcEU is part of the JSutils group of software utilities which have a theme of energy conservation.

For information on using the program click on using, Details of the formulae used can be found in formulae. Information on the program data limits can be found in data limits. EnCalcEU supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Window 8 and Windows 8.1. See the log files and screen shot for examples of use. Technical notes relating to EncalcEU can be found in the support section. If the program will not work properly check out the FAQ for suggestions.

The program requires a registration code to run - this can be obtained free for personal non commercial use from the download page. Registration codes from previous versions are compatible with version 6.3. Commercial licences can be obtained via the licencing page.

To find out what is new and changed in version 6.3 have a look at history.

Installation

Installation is simple just unzip the installer from the downloaded file, double click on the installer and follow the on screen instructions (when selected, desktop shortcuts are installed for all users). As well as installing the program this will also install the help pages. EnCalcEU can be safely installed over previous installations. Start the program and enter the registration code to start using EnCalcEU. To keep the electricity data prior to upgrade do not allow the configuration file to be overwritten when prompted. The existing configuration file will be copied to EnCalcEU.old. Existing history files will be backed up on upgrade, see log files for more information. The program needs administrator privileges to install it.

Uninstalling EnCalcEU

To uninstall EnCalcEU use Windows Add/Remove Programs from the Control Panel. If you wish to retain any files copy them to a temporary location before uninstalling. All program files and directories in the program root directory (normally c:\program files\JSutils\EnCalcEU\) are removed including those created by the program.

Quality Assurance And Virus Scanning

As part of our quality assurance program EnCalcLU is digitally signed using a Comodo certificate to give you confidence the software comes from us and that it has not been altered since we produced it. We also virus scan software continuously during development and check for other unwanted software using Kaspersky software. In addition our software is submitted to a number of sites for independent verification that it is clean. See the listing page for more information on who we use.

Our policy is to continually enhance and improve our software which means that new releases are quite frequent, often these updates are triggered by user feedback which is vital to us. Although originally designed for the UK EnCalcEU is now in use all over the world. We are particularly interested in where our calculators don't work for the charging method used by your utility supplier. f you have a problem with this program, have any suggestions for improvement or have a novel use for it then let us know.

Before reporting a problem always check the FAQ and Known Issues first.