Energy Management Systems

Every other day, we hear about the need for energy conservation. However, most people don’t put it into effect, if only because of ingrained carelessness brought on by years of excessive reliance on it. Today calls to harness unconventional energy sources and safeguard traditional ones have “re-energized” the idea. Energy conservation takes center stage in a globalized society marked by depleting resources and rising energy consumption.

Energy Management Systems (EMS) has entered the scene due to the push for energy conservation. They assist facilities in controlling their energy usage patterns by giving managers a vantage point from which to measure, monitor, and manage energy-consuming devices. These systems can save 10% and 30% of the energy they consume when installed, maintained, and monitored properly. Among the most widely used energy management tools are:

Timers: Program when lights should turn on and off.

Occupancy sensors use heat, motion, or sound sensing to determine whether humans are in space.

Programmable thermostats regulate the building’s temperature by the seasons and daily schedules.

Photocells: Adjust the light intensity depending on the quantity of daylight present.

PLCs (Program Logic Controls) are used in manufacturing to regulate process equipment and enhance energy efficiency.

Energy management at the organizational level aids cost savings, carbon emission reduction, and price stability. This is a crucial element that has increased the market for energy management systems.

SCADA is used in electric power grids to improve operational security, energy efficiency, transmission loss reduction, and service dependability. Using this application, the variable current is protected from interruptions in power flow. Using human-machine interface (HMI) software, businesses using SCADA/EMS may efficiently control equipment like motors, pumps, and valves.

As businesses began to take energy conservation recommendations seriously in recent years, energy management systems have experienced very robust development. The following elements have contributed to the market’s expansion:

  • Energy management systems are in high demand due to the management of energy use, optimization of renewable energy use, and emphasis on lowering carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Some main factors driving market expansion are the rise in demand for innovative grid services, increased competition amongst industrial businesses, and increased demand from emerging nations due to cost-effectiveness.
  • Governments worldwide have urged businesses and institutions to adopt energy-saving practices through legislation and other incentives, thus boosting the commercial appeal of energy management systems.

Demand in the business for dependable IT systems for managing, regulating, and optimizing available resources is anticipated to increase. The launch of fresh products and technological developments in SCADA will stimulate investment in the upcoming years.

However, the market for energy management systems may also encounter difficulties due to a shortage of qualified specialists in this field and a lack of knowledge among stakeholders and non-standard standards, all of which can impede the market growth.

Author: Swastika Jha

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