Schneider Electric India’s energy management solutions provide the most comprehensive network management solution, with features such as monitoring, analysis, control, optimization, planning, and training tools that all operate on a common representation of the whole electric distribution network. By blending distribution management (DMS), outage management (OMS), along with supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems into one safe, combined solution with over 50 new-age functions, it can maximize the gains possible from a developing foundation of smart grid devices, distributed and renewable energy, advanced smart metering, and everything else smart grid. The primary benefits include - greater network reliability, improved operational efficiency, reduced operations cost, increased safety, enhanced security, better asset utilization, support for regulatory compliance, and standard-based integration.Some applications include - self-healing automation, distributed energy, distribution SCADA, beyond the control room, real-time weather, among others.
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.