Tag: energy management systems

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”.

An Encouraging Outlook

An Encouraging Outlook

There are now more than one million individual solar installations nationwide, with the residential solar market remaining strong, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. The US installed 1,665 megawatts (MW) of solar PV in the first quarter of 2016 to reach 29.3 gigawatts (GW) of total installed capacity, enough

Omniscience and Optimization

Omniscience and Optimization

Energy management is an increasingly important topic across all business types, as buildings are one of their biggest energy consumers and producers. Buildings consume 40% of the energy and produce 21% of carbon dioxide emissions worldwide. Even more startling, one-third of the energy used in a typical facility is unnecessary,

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

Foolhardy or Forward-Thinking?

Foolhardy or Forward-Thinking?

As we look back on 2016, we’ve certainly had an interesting year.  Before we close the books on 2016, let’s revisit a few more of Distributed Energy’s  top posts for the year.

The following blog post touched a nerve in 2016 and inspired numerous comments.
Foolhardy or Forward-Thinking: What’s Elon Musk’s End-Game?
It’s

SGIP 2016 President’s Award Recipient Is Southern California Edison (SCE)

The SGIP 2016 President’s Award was given to Southern California Edison (SCE) for their leadership and collaboration in driving requirements to IT/OT systems as a result of high penetration distributed energy resources (DER).

One of the biggest challenges is unlocking the tremendous potential that technologies such as rooftop solar, on-site energy

Reader Profile: Jeff Dummermuth

Reader Profile: Jeff Dummermuth

Ever since he was enlisted by his father and grandfather to help out with their construction business’ electrical tasks, Jeff Dummermuth has been intrigued by saving energy. That includes keeping tabs on everything from the low-hanging fruit of lighting efficiencies to the larger efforts encompassed in an energy management system. Dummermuth now does

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