Tag: energy management system

An energy management system (EMS) is a system of computer-aided tools used by operators of electric utility grids to monitor, control, and optimize the performance of the generation and/or transmission system. This monitor and control functions are known as SCADA; the optimization packages are often referred to as “advanced applications”.

Energy Storage Integration

Energy Storage Integration

THE INLAND EMPIRE UTILITIES AGENCY (IEUA/Agency) is a regional wastewater treatment agency and wholesale distributor of imported water. The Agency is responsible for serving approximately 875,000 people over 242 square miles in western San Bernardino County, which is located about 30 miles east of Los Angeles in southern California.

Energy Management Systems

To exemplify the evolving nature of energy management systems, Greg Turner, vice president for Honeywell Business Solutions, recalls a recent conversation in which a hospital facilities manager spoke of how he’d have to come up with budget figures once a year that would either be accepted or rejected.

“Now I get calls almost

Beyond Connectivity

Beyond Connectivity

Connecting building systems and equipment through the Internet is not a new phenomenon. It is a capability that has been around for years. But, to reap the true benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) concept in commercial buildings, you must go beyond connectivity.

“Alexa, Use Stored Energy to Run My Bedroom Lighting, Please”

“Alexa, Use Stored Energy to Run My Bedroom Lighting, Please”

As those of you who attended the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show last week know, the runaway favorite this year was Alexa Voice Service (AVS), Amazon Echo’s software that allows users to control compatible devices by voice, a conclusion aptly demonstrated by the avalanche of Alexa-controllable products that sprang up at

Simple Guidelines for Considering Lighting Retrofits

Simple Guidelines for Considering Lighting Retrofits

There are several simple conditions under which a facility operator should consider doing a lighting retrofit, notes Bob Smith, P.E., Director, Energy Marketing Solutions, Eaton’s Cooper Lighting business. Simple ones to consider include high energy rates for which a lighting retrofit can help reach a faster payback with incentives offered

A Net Zero Energy Retail Store in Chicago: A Walgreens Project Profile

A Net Zero Energy Retail Store in Chicago: A Walgreens Project Profile

An older Walgreens store in Evansville, IL, had been selected for replacement in 2012 when executives suddenly recognized that it would be the ideal location for the net zero project they’d been contemplating. Located just 15 miles from corporate headquarters, the outdated store offered ease of access for engineers and

Energy Audits Provide First Step Toward Sustainability

Energy Audits Provide First Step Toward Sustainability

Energy audits and assessments are wide-ranging first steps to creating energy-efficient business models and supporting sustainable practices. By assessing energy usage, analyzing internal processes, and calculating energy inefficiencies, audits provide a custom blueprint to help businesses of all types recognize opportunities to achieve immediate and long-lasting financial savings. Insight derived

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SEPCO – SOLAR ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY
The SolarViper solar LED lighting system utilizes a high intensity LED fixture combined with the efficiency of off-grid solar power systems for installation of various applications including streets, parking lots, walkways, and so much more. SEPCO provides a minimum autonomy to ensure reliability, and every system

Energy Management Systems

Energy Management Systems

The common denominator among those employing energy management approaches is rising energy costs, points out Damian Smith, president/chief engineer for Total Energy Concepts. “It’s a hot topic as far as financials go, because it’s a direct expense that affects the bottom line,” he says. “When your costs go up on

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