Gone are the days of traditional energy management systems that simply allow users to monitor their usage. Today’s budding new technologies offer real-time data, automated features, and transparent results that lower costs, empower operators, and identify discrepancies.
“Digital technology will be fundamental to help us to manage a more distributed, diverse, and decentralized energy system. It is already transforming the way we manage our assets today,” said Dan Jeavons, Vice President for Digital Innovation and Computational Science at Shell.
The Internet-of-Things or IOT networks are making energy management more energy efficient. For example, smart energy grids use sensors and IoT devices that can identify and prevent energy losses. IoT technology can also help companies rethink how office spaces are used. Facility and building managers can adjust lighting, temperature, control preferences, and detect the presence of people. IoT devices are also being used for demand response programs and can communicate with utility companies to help balance the grid.
Companies like Schneider Electric, Eaton, Leviton, Savant, and Span, offer the latest and greatest in energy management systems. Also, legislation passed that provides incentives for customers who want to upgrade to smart devices in their homes. What roadmaps exist to help choose and implement the right of energy management system?