An efficient energy management system includes the means of controlling, monitoring, and conserving energy in the public or government sector, businesses, organizations, and even in residential buildings. The core functions carried out by new-age energy management systems include -
- Metering and collecting relevant data for energy consumption.
- Uncovering opportunities to implement methods of saving energy
- Analysing and interpreting the meter data to estimate the efficiency of an energy management system.
How an EMS is different from a BMS?
The job of a BMS is mainly to regulate and control the building systems, especially HVAC, lighting, access control, etc., while on the other hand, the job of an EMS is to offer energy, demand and power quality monitoring. It is the EMS which can promote effective energy visualization and analytics, provide dashboards and trends for energy consumption at different stages or levels, which can be used effectively for decision making.
What is an Energy Management System (EMS) and its importance?
In simple terms, the energy management system (EMS) refers to a combination of automated tools used to control, optimize, and monitor the performance of generation, transmission, and sub-transmission systems.
It is an effective software control system that offers several advantages and benefits like increased efficiency, contingency analysis, better system utilization, improved reliability, fault calculation, performance optimization, and more. In addition, the energy management system (EMS) provides data and insights that can help businesses evaluate their energy activities and carries the intelligence to make changes accordingly.
How does Energy Management System help?
Energy management system (EMS), a system of computerized tools, is typically used in transmission and sub-transmission systems. It is designed to offer three main functions: optimizing, controlling, and monitoring performance. In addition, the energy management system (EMS) uses real-time data to suggest system changes while reducing energy consumption, enhancing utilization, improving reliability, and effectively bettering system performance.
Schneider Electric India's Energy Management System (EMS) can be used as a stand-alone system or be integrated with ADMS. It offers applications for contingency analysis, fault calculation, performance indices, optimal power flow, load flow, and voltage stability – allowing utilities to control, optimize, and improve transmission networks.