Intelligence, Connectivity, Efficiency – the new ICE Age in Energy Management!

Energy is needed everywhere – be it industry, agriculture, homes, buildings, infrastructure or services. Even as we grapple with the twin-headed monster of rising energy demand and ravaging carbon emission, we are only left with Hobson’s choice – the need to manage energy efficiently.

 

 

Energy Management is no longer just an intellectual debate. It is a critically conditioned action, spanning as it does across the broad spectrum of energy - generation, transmission, distribution and consumption.

 

The field of application can be spread across any kind of enterprise – from a mega power generating station to a big electrical utility, from a sprawling industrial facility to a large mining company, from a busy hospital complex to a bustling city infrastructure management and so on. Whatever be the activity, the vital aspect everywhere is service continuity backed up by reliability, security and sustainability.

 

Intelligence, Connectivity and Efficiency form the troika of Energy Management. They mark the key features of today’s integrated energy system framework.

 

Intelligence comes from automation devices in the various processes, solutions and software controlling the dynamics of an operation. High-performance remote management PLCs, for example, manage telemetry and communication, enabling transmission of data between remote sites and the central supervisory system. The complexity, criticality and magnitude of today’s systems require smart solutions to control and command operational effectiveness.

 

The integrated architecture provides the Connectivity needed to operate and manage the entire system. Like cogs of a wheel, the various components of a network are inter-linked by standard communication protocols and other media like cable, GSM, modems, radio, satellite and internet. Today’s network connectivity demands advanced transmission capabilities supporting high bandwidth, scalability, cost effectiveness and easy installation.

 

Efficiency can be realized through the use of Green and eco-design products for sustainability and a plethora of solutions for saving energy – Building Management, Lighting Control, HVAC Control, Security Management, Access Control, Process Management, Cooling, Surveillance and Environmental Monitoring, Data Center Management and so forth. Such smart solutions also deliver significant savings and optimize total cost of ownership.

 

What really matters in the end are committed actions of people in charge of entities and establishments to drive energy management by installing and implementing appropriate products and solutions in their facilities.

 

Sustainability is not mere rhetoric, it spells good economics. The compelling – albeit competing – needs of meeting increasing energy demand while reducing our carbon footprint can only be met through smart solutions and technologies that deliver intelligence, connectivity and efficiency.

 

Everyone’s requirement is everyone’s responsibility.

Views: 788

Tags: Energy, Management, Sustainability

Comment

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Latest Activity

Jonny Fisher posted a discussion

Used energy equipment for sale (blower door, duct blaster

I've got some used equipment that I need to sell. Let me know if you are interested in any of the…See More
7 hours ago
Joe Quiroz Jr. liked Don Hynek's discussion Superinsulation retrofit is Complete!
11 hours ago
Mick Lane replied to Rob Buchanan's discussion High-use headscratcher
"The geothermal heat pump is the most likely culprit.  The heat pump doesn't make heat it…"
12 hours ago
Mick Lane is now a member of Home Energy Pros
19 hours ago
Empower Efficiency added 2 discussions to the group Job Board
19 hours ago
Tom White's video was featured

A net-zero builders formula for insulating a super energy efficient home

Here is Peter Amerongen's formula for insulating a super energy efficient home.
yesterday
Dale@EnergyWright replied to Don Hynek's discussion Superinsulation retrofit is Complete!
"Very nice! I'd like to do the same with my 1885 home. Can you tell us more about foundation…"
yesterday
Colin Genge updated an event
Thumbnail

Measuring HVAC Performance webinar at Online

February 23, 2016 from 11am to 12pm
Learning Objectives:How to measure HVAC total flow.Use your gauge for static pressure and remote…See More
yesterday

© 2016   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service