An Energy Management System (EMS) provides relevant information on energy consumption and performance visible to various levels of an industry or a commercial organization, enabling them to plan, control and optimize energy consumption. It can lead to increased productivity through continuous monitoring of energy performance and implementing savings opportunities that, once implemented, are sustained over the long term.
Energy management is a continuous process and can be divided into three categories
CSIR CSIO for BHEL, Ranipet has developed an “On-Line Energy Monitoring & Control System” with the support of Department of Science and Technology, India. The activity was carried out in two phases.
The developed system incorporates monitoring and control using flat distributed control system architecture and standard networking protocol which supports unlimited number of nodes and various channels like twisted pair, free topology, power line and RF for communication.
The system can handle measurements from
EMS software has been developed specifically for Energy Management System with Visual Studio as Front end and MS-SQL, server as back end on Windows XP. The software has the following features:
The consolidated energy Information enables the management to have the status of the plant at their desktop. The information enabled the management to take corrective actions to prevent ideal running of machines, effective reactive power management and correlate with manpower and production with actual running hours of machines.