Energy Management Systems

Energy management is the process of identifying, analysing and then implementing processes to reduce energy consumption. An EMS (Energy management system) is utilized to monitor, control and reduce energy consumption. Automation plays a vital role in energy management systems and some automation products and systems include SCADA, PLC and smart energy metering devices.  Energy data is collected via automation devices then distributed over some form of network such as an NCS (Network Control System). The energy data is then analyzed, controlled and implemented though a BMS (Building Management System) or similar.

Successful EMS design and implementation requires a thorough understanding the energy network components and layout, including

  • Lighting
  • Power circuits
  • HVAC
  • IT
  • Vertical transport services
  • Fire systems
  • Security
  • Water
  • Gas
  • Solar installations

Load shedding is one part of an energy management system, where loads that are surplus to requirements are switched off, either manually or automatically. Loads are devices or appliances that consume power. Load shedding is used to reduce the demand from the electricity supply network which lowers the environmental impact from carbon emissions.

Designing and implementing a functional and reliable EMS requires a thorough understanding of both the client’s requirements along with what hardware/software would be most appropriate for any given application. It’s important to consider all aspects of energy management when undertaking an EMS assessment, this assessment needs to take into account all factors including installation and running costs along with support and maintenance considerations. Once implemented, an EMS can utilize KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) to provide feedback and determine if the EMS is performing as required. At a most basic level an EMS should provide immediate energy reductions which can be reflected in real cost savings.

Automation IT are an award winning company that have numerous expert electrical and automation engineers, including highly experienced RPEQ and TUV registered who are experienced in energy management systems, so can offer unmatched technical capabilities with the highest levels of service and safety considerations. To find out more about how Automation IT can benefit your current or next energy management system project then contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..