Power Scada:E-Power Solution

 

  • E-Power Solution

    Solution Features

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    • Full-scope hyalinization mechanism: to secure stability in high-voltage supply coverage
    • AIoT solution: easy installation to reach maintenance & cost reduction
    • Renewable energy system : expandable scenarios to reach power saving & cost reduction
    • Cloud System enhancement: support simulation to make forecasting and data insight
    • RWD platform: customized flexibility to all-round industries application

    Dashboard technology

    • HV Power Situation
    • HV Power Situation
    • Equipment Tend
    • Equipment Tend
    • Full Zone Monitoring
    • Full Zone Monitoring
    • LV Power Lines
    • LV Power Lines
    • Billing Control
    • Billing Control

    High voltage technology solution

     

    • Now what happened and when—1 ms   
    • Events happen. Reduce your risk.
    • Cyber SOE Module help you with
    • power system status holding
    • SOE Module

    AIoT Low Voltage technology solution

    • Easily-installed sensors.
    • AI-enabled data and tools
    • Intuitive dashboard of software
    • Setpoint to Intelligent alert
    • 24/7 real-time monitoring
    • Full data transparency
    • Advance to Auto-control specialized in HVAC system
    • AIoT Low Voltage technology solution

    Renewable technology solution

    • Peak off-peak power dispatch
    • Contract capacity suppression
    • Emergency power backup
    • Demand response participation

     

     

    Cloud-based Power SCADA & EPMS

    Facility managers are transitioning from wanting local applications to cloud-based Power SCADA or EPMS monitoring solutions. Why the sudden abandonment of local applications?

    1. Cloud-based Power SCADA is more cost-effective (minimum hardware required)
    2. Cloud-based Power SCADA reduces the upkeep hassle of an onsite computer (maintaining hardware, updates, disaster recovery)
    3. Cloud-based Power SCADA supports highly distributed architecture
    4. Cloud-based Power SCADA is viewable anytime and anywhere (mobile)

    The cloud itself is overall more acceptable in business

    With a cloud-based application, facilities can continue to use Power SCADA or EPMS solutions through the cloud. Obviously, local devices such as submeters to capture data, and a mechanism to transition local information to the hosted Power SCADA solution are still required. However, the cloud has removed many sources of irritation of typical monitoring solutions.

    Managed service providers (such as system integrators) realize the benefits of these solutions. They’ve started to host Power SCADA and EPMS software on behalf of the customer. After a simple submeter installation at facility sites, integration is basically done.

    Even though they don’t have an onsite computer hosting the Power SCADA solution, facility owners and managers can still access the web version of that solution to view their data online. Meters store data locally, sync up to the cloud, and update Power SCADA or EPMS data.

    All in all, it’s a great way to save on costs , while still getting a comprehensive solution that’s available to on-the-go stakeholders.


    Renewed interest in power quality

    Disturbance direction detection is providing a renewed interest in power quality. It guides an owner where to look (upstream or downstream) for causes of electrical disturbance. This trend has even led to some firmware updates for meters such as the Schneider Electric ION 75XX/76XX power quality meter to enable disturbance direction detection capability.

    Adding a power quality meter with disturbance direction detection to the electrical service entry point allows an owner to not only determine when they have a voltage or power disruption, but also where it comes from. This gives them a leg up in determining who to have a conversation with; their electric utility or their electrical maintenance department.

    As the grid continues to add non-firm distributed generation, and the installation of energy efficiency technologies continue to expand, we see a resurgence of power quality related events. Grid disruption along with the prevalence of solutions that can both cause and be susceptible to poor power quality (i.e. VFDs, LED lighting), has caused owners to gain better understanding of power quality within their facilities.

    Many industrial facilities were quick to retrofit their high bay lighting with LEDs a few years ago, and experienced a high rate of failures. This was due to a failure to recognize the issues with voltage fluctuations and harmonics that existed within the facility. This was a painful lesson to both manufacturers as well as owners who were early adopters of high bay LED lighting. While I am sure warranty costs were significant for OEMs, owners were stuck footing the labor bill to replace failed product.

    I see a future where part of the specs for certain types of products will include a spec for power quality, just like operating temperature and humidity. When this happens, owners will need the tools to assess their power quality.

    Advanced capabilities such as disturbance direction detection and simple power quality dashboards like Schneider Electric's PQ Performance Module will go a long way towards demystifying power quality for a large majority of industrial and mission critical facility owners.


    More built-in application specific functionality


    "There's an app for that." One of the trends I see is the emergence of niche applications or add-on modules that address specific needs within a vertical market. This helps reduce the need for complex and often costly control systems customization in 2018.

    For example, Iconics provides very specific modules that allow you to manage assets or build dashboards, analyze alarms, or track energy. Another great example is Schneider Electric’s Power Monitoring Expert (PME). Within PME are additional modules such as their generator performance module, UPS performance module, and power quality performance module, to name a few. Customers can choose which modules apply to their facility, and extract further insights that help them save man-hours, identify equipment issues or reduce expense.

    These add-on modules do more than just re-package information. They take a much deeper dive into your information and provide insights to help reduce costs and mitigate risk.

    The cool thing about niche applications is when they can work with your existing investment even though they are developed by a different solution provider. We have seen several examples of this in the area of OEE, fault detection,


    Smart power meters

     

    Smart power meters are tools used to manage and record electricity and performance of electronic devices in the home. What makes the meters "smart" is their ability to provide detailed and accurate analytics on electrical usage in real-time or at predetermined intervals, all without a technician.

    The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that nearly 70 million American homes are already using a smart meter, and electric utility companies have enthusiastically replaced analog meters (which are read manually each month) whenever possible.

    The strategic potential of collecting a broad spectrum of information about electricity consumption includes the value of quick, accurate measurements and the elimination of monthly estimates and meter-reading home visits.

    Despite being the most energy-efficient and profitable means to manage an electrical grid, there are concerns over the personal data that smart meters are collecting in real-time, including what may be unnecessary information about hourly electricity use. This collection of data could, potentially, be a violation of users' privacy.

    Here's a look at the benefits and challenges that smart meters present to electric utilities, customers, and the environment:

    Advantages of Smart power Meters for Consumers

    • Far greater and more detailed feedback regarding energy use
    • Ability to adjust habits in order to lower electricity bills
    • Reduces the number of blackouts and system-wide electricity failures

    Disadvantages of Smart Meters for Consumers

    • Additional fees for the installation of the new meter
    • Privacy concerns for the personal data collected and how it will be used
    • More responsibility placed upon the consumer for maintenance

    Advantages of Smart Meters for Electric Companies

    • Eliminates manual monthly meter readings
    • Monitors the electric system in real time
    • Encourages more efficient use of power resources
    • Provides responsive data for balancing electric loads while reducing blackouts
    • Enables dynamic pricing
    • Avoids the capital expense of building new power plants
    • Helps to optimize the profit with existing resources

    Disadvantages of Smart Meters for Electric Companies

    • The additional cost to train personal, develop equipment, and implement new processes for data storage
    • Managing public reaction and feedback concerning new meters
    • Making a long-term financial commitment to new hardware/software
    • Ensuring the security and privacy of metering data

    The Disadvantages Are Short Term

    With new, resource-saving technology comes new challenges that will arise regarding expensive, energy-intensive data storage and the privacy issues that loom large over these domestic and commercial technologies. If consumers are not familiar with managing new energy systems on their own, they are less likely to pay close attention to the energy-saving potential of such smart meters (or how their personal data is being used).

    The majority of the smart meter's disadvantages may seem short term, but such challenges will slow down the rate of adoption for these technologies in some cases, especially in rural and presently off-grid areas.

    Promises to protect and value the personal data of users are crucial but unfeasible if electric companies don't place cybersecurity and technical leadership squarely in the charter of their organizations. Consumer protections are as essential to the product as the responsive features that make them useful to utility companies.

  • E-Power Solution

    Solution Features

     

    • Full-scope hyalinization mechanism: to secure stability in high-voltage supply coverage
    • AIoT solution: easy installation to reach maintenance & cost reduction
    • Renewable energy system : expandable scenarios to reach power saving & cost reduction
    • Cloud System enhancement: support simulation to make forecasting and data insight
    • RWD platform: customized flexibility to all-round industries applicatio

    Dashboard technology

    • HV Power Situation
    • Equipment Tend
    • Full Zone Monitoring
    • LV Power Lines
    • Billing Control

    High voltage technology solution

    • Now what happened and when—1 ms
    • Events happen. Reduce your risk.
    • Cyber SOE Module help you with
    • power system status holding

    AIoT Low Voltage technology solution

    • Easily-installed sensors.
    • AI-enabled data and tools
    • Intuitive dashboard of software
    • Setpoint to Intelligent alert
    • 24/7 real-time monitoring
    • Full data transparency
    • Advance to Auto-control specialized in HVAC system

    Renewable technology solution

    • Peak off-peak power dispatch
    • Contract capacity suppression
    • Emergency power backup
    • Demand response participation

     

     

     

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    Electricity Demand Management & Response

    Demand-side management means reducing the power that your building uses (demands) at certain times of the day. Demand charges can account for 30-50% of your monthly electricity bill, so controlling demand could save you a lot of money. For example, while your base kWh rate might be $0.10, the single highest 15 minute usage could be charged at $20.00/kW!
    There are a few times that you are charged for high demand:*

    • The largest kW interval for the month (max demand charge)
    • The largest kW interval during peak hours ( peak demand charge)
    • Additional “peak event” charges during hot Summer months

    *Demand charges vary by utility provider

    Put your energy data to work for you

    Demand-side management means reducing the power that your building uses (demands) at certain times of the day. Demand charges can account for 30-50% of your monthly electricity bill, so controlling demand could save you a lot of money. For example, while your base kWh rate might be $0.10, the single highest 15 minute usage could be charged at $20.00/kW!
    There are a few times that you are charged for high demand:*

    • The largest kW interval for the month (max demand charge)
    • The largest kW interval during peak hours ( peak demand charge)
    • Additional “peak event” charges during hot Summer months

    *Demand charges vary by utility provider

    The missing piece of energy efficiency

    You can’t change what you don’t measure. How do you know that your energy retrofits and upgrade projects are doing what they should? Verdigris measures at the circuit-level in addition to mains, so that we can tell you exactly how much energy each component saves.

    • Compare your building’s energy end uses ( lighting, HVAC, etc.) to national CBECS standards
    • Measure and verify planned efficiency upgrades like VFDs or LEDs
    • Identify motor problems that could be using excess energy

    Why should you focus on improving operations?

    For many building managers, the day-to-day needs of the job can’t be easily defined. Except to say that you’re constantly fighting one fire after another:

    • Broken Equipment – figuring out what’s not working, why, and repairing the problem
    • Unexpected Scheduling – someone on staff changes the BMS schedule incorrectly
    • Undiagnosed Issues – you learn about problems in your building from occupants, not your staff
    • Today’s process is labor intensive: daily walk-throughs to check equipment and preventative maintenance schedules to guess when something might break.

    Today’s process too often relies on complaints. You shouldn’t have to wait for occupants to tell you about building problems.
    Your building needs a 24/7 watchman.