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Modern Energy Management Systems

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About the course

This course explore the design principles and applications of modern energy management systems. Develop a clear understanding of the philosophy and the role of energy management systems, their design, and actual implementation. Survey past and current practices, as well as trends in the state-of-the-art design of energy management systems. Discuss new requirements imposed by deregulation, open access, and competition.

Course Objectives

Examining:

  • Study the control and operation of modern power systems.
  • Examine real-time control functions performed by modern energy management systems.
  • Review modern user interfaces and visualization methods and discuss new needs and emerging practices imposed by deregulation and open access.

Course Outline

INTRODUCTION

  • Energy Consumption in Buildings and Industry
  • What Is an Energy Management System?
  • Where Can Energy Management Systems be Applied?
  • Which Applications is Most Suitable?
  • Outline of this Manual

ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FUNCTIONS

  • Fixed Interval On/Off Control
  • On/Off Control with Outside Variable Dependence
  • Other Temperature-based Control Schemes
  • Control of Peak Electric Demand
  • Monitoring and Reporting Functions
  • Summary of Chapter

ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS

  • Simple Time-based Controls
  • Time-based Controls with Outside Variable Inputs
  • Centralized Large-scale Energy Management Systems
  • Distributed Control Systems
  • Building Automation Systems
  • Special Limited Function Energy Management Systems
  • Interfacing with Existing Controls
  • Direct Digital Controls

ENERGY SAVINGS CALCULATIONS FOR EMS

  • Energy Savings with On/Off Controls
  • Energy Savings with Set-Back/Set-Forward Controls
  • Energy Savings with Reset Controls
  • Energy and Demand Savings with Peak Demand Controls
  • Simple Payback Period for the Energy Management System

CHOOSING AN ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

  • Which Devices are to be controlled and What Types of Control are to be provided?
  • Interconnection Options
  • Interaction with Existing Controls
  • Preparing the Specification Document
  • Analyzing and Comparing Offers and Making the Selection
  • Preparation of Contract Documents
  • Installation and Commissioning

OPERATING AND MAINTAINING THE EMS AFTER INSTALLATION

  • Operation, Maintenance, and Spares
  • Programming
  • Monitoring and Reporting

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

Electric power utility engineers in energy management system design, ISO or RTO design, operations, and planning studies, consulting and manufacturing engineers, engineers with equipment supply companies of hardware/software components for energy management systems, engineers involved in utility work, university power system educators and graduate students.

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