Likewise, building management systems, used principally for operating and maintenance reporting, are not configured for gathering energy consumption. Their complex nature limits the number of users who can access or analyze the information they gather. Where utility discrepancies occur, no system highlights usage to billing inconsistencies.
Consequently most companies really don’t know where, when and how much energy is being consumed within their facility. Which means they can’t manage it efficiently.
To address this efficiency opportunity Groom Energy’s Enterprise Smart Grid solution considers the three fundamental capabilities: Visibility, Control and Management Integration.
Our engineering team can assess your operational environment to design a visibility network which produces a full on-going electronic picture of your energy consumption. Leveraging main and submetering, wireless and wired devices, the system will continuously track and report the energy consumed throughout your facility, providing real time and historical trending and producing fundamental insight into where, when and how much energy your systems are consuming.
This clear visibility will enable your team to make the best business decisions relating to on-going energy consumption. You’ll turn things off when they shouldn’t be on, reconcile utility bills with actual usage and identify energy efficiency retrofits which have the best financial impact to your business.
With the visibility network now established and wired for electronic control, you are now able to intelligently manage your energy consuming assets.
Business rules which reduce consumption can now be embedded, reducing consumption in periods such as a plant slowdown or holiday weekend, with no impact to your operations. Demand levels, established throughout your utility’s metering period, can be controlled, gaining additional financial benefits purely by time shifting how and when systems cycle on and off.
This network capability also allows your team to participate in demand response events, gaining financial incentives from your utilities wherever your facility decides to participate. When events occur the system will allow both for manual load shedding or automated participation based on network embedded intelligence.
Businesses are dynamic, with new products and services being developed, and associated impacts on how energy and resources are being consumed. Prices for energy change frequently, as do government and utility incentives for both renewable and energy efficiency applications.
Leveraging your Enterprise Smart Grid capabilities our team will integrate your visibility and intelligent control into your management processes, driving everyday business decision which include energy consumption. Using data analysis tools from the network, you can set measurement objectives relating to energy consumption and actively track and manage your performance relative to your metrics.
Whether its daily costing, energy per product produced or motivating your green team to change behavior to reduce consumption, you’ll use Enterprise Smart Grid to impact the bottom line of your business.
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