In an ever-changing economic context, optimizing energy consumption management is an essential criterion for companies and communities. Whether for companies or communities, the trend is to increase productivity combined with a reduction in energy costs while helping to reduce the carbon footprint. Not always an obvious combination. The IoT responds to the challenges of this apparent dichotomy by proposing the installation of an Energy Management System (EMS). The EMS is so special that it could be compared to the energetic brain of the organism in which it is installed. The dual purpose of this assembly of systems is to improve energy efficiency and reduce costs for companies and communities. The implementation of the tools of theSmart Energytools will enable the management of these energies and thus optimize energy efficiency.
What is the Energy Management System (EMS)?
The Energy Management Systemis the set of tools implemented by a company or a community in order to improve its energy performance.
It therefore refers either to organisational approaches to optimising energy management or to the software and computer systems that enable them to be implemented.
It is the cornerstone of a structure’s energy management and has become an essential means of meeting the requirements of the new standards for an energy audit. That is to say, through various indicators, it will be able to measure energy consumption, identifyimprovement levers and plan theiractivation.
One of the most important standards to be respected in terms of energy consumption is the international standard ISO 50001, which is aimed at all actors in the territory, whether they are in the service sector, industry or local authorities. It will serve as a framework to accompany the steps necessary to implement an energy saving program for these different actors.
How can the energy management system help your company to optimize its energy performance?
The installation of an EMS within a company will enable it to obtain ISO 50001 certification. All this is achieved by implementing processes that respect the environment while optimizing energy consumption and therefore the company’s costs.
So in concrete terms, how does it work? There are 4 key steps to implementing this management system:
1. The energy audit
It all starts with an inventory of your company’s consumption: gas, fuel, electricity, etc. Once this has been established, all project stakeholders will be involved.
2. Pivotal indicators
Once the assessment has been made, it will be necessary to determine the energy performance indicators required for your approach. Continuous monitoring of these indicators will allow corrective actions to be adapted over time.
3. The equipment
It is the implementation of a set of sensors and measuring instruments in your organization. The data collection will thus provide you with a precise vision of your consumption.
The analysis of this data in real time by the software solution allows it to detect abnormal peaks and anticipate breakdowns.
4. The objectives: savings and respect for the environment
This whole system guarantees that your company will be certified to meet its objectives for optimizing its energy performance.
It is in compliance with the standards in force and by respecting all the stages of the process that the company will be able to alleviate its problems of energy consumption. All of this in an approach that meets the challenges of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Finally, the Energy Management System is a smart energy solution that leverages responsible digital with IoT to save money by optimizing its energy efficiency, with the remote reading for example, and also reduce its impact on the environment.