An Electricity Management System (EMS) ensures methodical management of energy with a view to continually improving energy performance.
Companies adopt energy management in order to reduce their costs and their impact on the environment, which helps them stay competitive without having to invest in new production equipment.
What’s more, energy consumption is a good indicator of the performance of the manufacturing process; by paying attention to it, companies can often optimize several aspects of their processes.
Savings are achieved through daily actions within the organization (energy efficiency, energy recovery, waste reduction, and improvements in energy procurement).
The success of an EMS lies with the entire organization.
The first step in implementing an EMS is a diagnostic analysis, which provides an overview of a company’s energy consumption based on usage as well as its energy performance. The analysis proposes solutions for obtaining energy savings through operational improvements. It also defines the costs and benefits of features that can be implemented to continually improve energy performance.
The EMS approach is made up of three components that are interrelated and that lead to the implementation of a system.
Energy management systems involve human resources and work methods. These resources must be supported by an energy management information system (EMIS).
Here are some examples of organizational change:
An EMIS is an essential part of energy management. Its design is based on existing systems and the needs of the various information users.
The EMIS establishes the way in which data, reports and indicators are integrated.
It continuously collects and analyzes energy consumption data from electromechanical systems, industrial processes and plant machinery.
The resulting data provide crucial support for employees’ efforts in energy performance improvement.