Case Studies of Energy Management Systems

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Below there are some typical case studies, involving energy management for building complexes (office blocks), a cement factory, a shopping center and a  pharmaceutical production company.

Greenhouse Office Building

 

Greenhouse office building energy management system case study

System Topology:

 

Showcasing energy management systems

Customer requirements and completed solutions:

  • Collect data from electrical, water andheat meters
  • Information can be accessed by web browser interface
  • Monitoring of consumption and subscribed-power optimization
  • Defining energy consumption per cost allocation places
  • Monitor and calculate applied green energy performance
  • Quick report building web and desktop environments
  • Schedule report creation for management site
  • Dashboard slideshow for Showroom

 

Case study on Redundant system Building

 

Huge energy management system building

 Tiszai Vegyi Kombinat (in short TVK- Tisza Chemical Group Ltd Co) is a Hungarian manufacturer of olefins and polyolefin such as polyethylene and polypropylene. Feedstock is supplied by MOL of which TVK is a subsidiary and which also processes a major portion of resulting by-products from the olefins plant.

The company’s legal predecessor, Tiszavidéki Vegyi Kombinát, was built in the 1950s, involving the excavation of 700,000 m3 of soil and the installation of one million m3 of material.

The Petrochemical Development Project, worth EUR 430 million, implemented in record time even by international standards, TVK has successfully expanded its capacity in three key areas. The production process includes two major stages: producing monomers and polymerisation.

Completion of the petrochemical expansion project has provided economies of scale that enables TVK to retain a leading position in central and Eastern Europe and to strengthen its market presence in the European Union. Ethylene and high density polyethylene (HDPE) production capacity has been doubled while polypropylene capacity has also been expanded.

Tisza Chemical Group Ltd Co also supplies feedstock to several companies engaged in plastic processing operations. The Company's products are supplied to the domestic market and exported to Central and Eastern Europe.

TVK used AVReporter Energy Management Software to create the most suitable Energy Management System.

 

The following areas were also addressed with the requirements according:

 

SQL Server Datacentre Maintenance:

  • frequency of performing the maintenance duty is 3 months
  • control of capacity
  • index examination
  • elevation of index fragmentation
  • analysis of logged faults and their correction
  • the checking of the saving security
  • checking the working order of the drivers
  • load testing
  • checking of the data deletion
  • archiving of the system logs and event log  

Database back-up:

  • transaction log hourly back-up
  • differential back-up every other day
  • full back up every week  

 

Key elements for system planning and implementation:

 

When building such a huge or similarly complex energy management system special attention should be paid to the following system characteristics:

  • the HDD performance and the number of IO expressions dictate high attention to detail when logging huge amount of data
  • when handling a huge database it is advised to handle the operation system, the SQL database and the SQL Logging data  in a separate RAID
  • also it is highly important when building such a huge and complex system to choose a hard drive with the right speed. Slow hard drives it is not possible to complete virtual calculations between the SQL data.
  • when using huge quantities of virtual meters take advantage of the Realtime Virtual Meters instead of the Advanced Virtual Device Manager, as this one runs the calculations between the data stored in the SQL data base, which means more demanding IO expressions and strain on the SQL server. The Realtime Virtual Meter runs the expressions in the memory, so needs a lot less capacity.
  • when operating high numbers of pre-scheduled reports, the report generation should not be all done at once in avoidance of the possible overloading of the SQL server.
  • the old and not any more necessary data’s deletion should be done regularly in smaller batches to keep the performance of the SQL server steady. Also the deletion for huge data quantity can block the SQL server’s logging.

Topology energy management system

 

 Shopping Centre Energy Management - Tenant Billing

 

Explaining energy management for shopping centers

 

Customer requirements and completed solutions:

 

  • Handling the different types of consumption (electric energy, gas, water, sewage) using one common system and interface
  • Easy to manage user-friendly environment (multi-language support for reporting, German to Management, Hungarian to local engineer)
  • Cost allocation according to internal cost centres with invoicing (Bill Verification,Financial Analysis)
  • Providing tax authority approved invoicing to retail tenants with data export to their existing ERP system (SAP)
  • Flexible custom-tailored solutions according to the requirements of the user:  support of individual reports, local requirements - language, currency, date format, individual layout, application of individual calculation methods

 

Energy Management System for TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

 

Established in 1901, today TEVA ranks among the 10 top pharmaceutical companies in the world. Headquartered in Israel, TEVA is active in 60 countries, with over 46,400 dedicated employees worldwide.

As a global pharmaceutical company, TEVA spearheads the development, production and marketing of a wide range of specialty medicines, generic and OTC products, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and novel new therapeutic entities.

 

TEVA Energy Management

The following requirements were identified, when creating the most suitable energy management solution:

  • Collection of measurement data, checking power quality - avoiding short service life of equipments Implementation of building/production plant monitoring and maintaining solutions (e-mail alarms, alarms and events logs, keeping track of events and event change)
  • Monitoring consumption and controlling electric system (keeping track of position indicators and alarms) executing switching functions- system monitoring and simplifying maintenance tasks
  • Analyse and isolate the source of power quality problems (EN50160)
  • Defining energy consumption and production cost per production unit
  • Monitor and calculate applied energy performance
  • Information can be accessed by web browser interface
  • Multi-User and Security Access Level Management
  • Quick report building web and desktop environments
  • Schedule report creation for management site
  • Analysis of the data by applying simple mathematical and statistical methods
  • Integrated data visualization on one interface

Energy Management for pharmaceutical industry 

Multi site Enterprise Energy Management application for TESCO

 

TESCO is one of the world’s largest retailers with over 500,000 colleagues, serving millions of customers a week in their stores and online.

When looking for the right energy management solution primarely for their stores in Easter Europe, they choose AVReporter Energy Management Software.

 

Tesco energy management system

 

The following tasks and requirements were identified:

  • Collect data from different type of meters and data concentrators (electrical, water and heat meters, etc.)
  • Reduce peak demand and power factor penalties
  • Monitoring of consumption and subscribed-power optimization
  • Cost-allocation and sub-billing
  • Monitor and calculate applied energy performance
  • Energy Performance Certification of Buildings - A policy tool to improve energy efficiency
  • Information can be accessed by web browser interface
  • Multi-User and Security Access Level Management
  • Quick report building web and desktop environments
  • Schedule report creation for management site
  • Analysis of the data by applying mathematical and statistical methods
  • Integrated data visualization on one interface
  • Collection of measurement data of more sites in one system (centralized energy management) – application of integrated energy contracts

Project scope:

  • Communication with data concentrators
  • Communication with different type of revenue meters of energy supply companies
  • Supply and configure AVReporter Intermediate Edition and WebPublisher
  • Connectivity to different data sources
  • Creating multisite applications, integrating more databases

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  • VEOLIA- Energy Management Solution for utilitiesVeolia is one of the market leader companies in Hungary in the energy, water and waste management industry. The group company employs approximately 2,500 people who provide professional services to various towns, institutions and industrial companies enabling them to efficient manage resources, while the water utility and district heating branches of the company supply drinking water to hundreds of thousands of families, and heat to tens of thousands of households. With its more than 20-year professional experience Veolia is a determining participant of the Hungarian energy market. The energy branch of the company group provides energy to various institutions of 50 local municipalities, 85 state-owned and public buildings, 30 health institutions and 31 industrial plants, while its district heating networks supply 67,000 residential and institutional customers nationwide. In the three power plants of the company operate high-efficiency natural gas blocks and blocks utilizing renewable energy (biomass).
  • Meet us at the Utility Week in BarcelonaThe European Utility Week aims to be a serious information platform connecting the smart utility community, focusing on regional and global developments in Grid Optimisation, Renewables, Energy Storage, Smart Metering, Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Energy Services & Efficiency, Intelligent Buildings, Data Management, Analytics and IoT, Cyber Security, Smart Gas and Smart Water.  The event serves as an annual meeting point for the community and will be attended by 12.000 international visitors, 450 speakers and 600 exhibitors. 
  • Remote Desktop ServiceAs part of our sales support options, remote desktop service is high on demand.
  • AVReporter Windows Phone & IPhone Mobile Client (Remote Meter Reading)With the support of this application the measurement data (identifying meters manually or by QR code) can be entered and sent via email (attachment in CSV file format) easily into the AVReporter server application.  
  • Technical SpecificationsBelow are some of the specific key elements of AVReporter: