Smart Grid: Energy forecasting – a new approach to managing demand

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Smart Grid – A new service that could help the growing smart building management systems market forecasts energy demand day by day, a feature that allows users to increase energy efficiency and reduce…

Duane Tilden‘s insight:

Pete Segall, […] ATS Automation, … "Our customers look to us for ways to save money and reduce energy usage while minimizing capital expenses. GridNavigator’s energy forecasting service allows us to predict energy and demand spokes and launch automated reduction strategies before the demand event occurs."


Having that real-time information means operators can achieve smarter building management with remote adjustment of numerous devices and systems, like boilers and lighting. GridNavigator says engineers can now optimize BACnet (data communications protocol for building automation and control networks) building management systems based on day to day energy use patterns to avoid peaks and to respond to building occupant behavior to reduce demand.


"Energy forecasting allowed us to achieve an additional 3-5% energy savings and 7-10% demand reduction," said Kevin McKay, the community college’s VP for finance and operations. "This innovation in energy management helps manage our resources even more efficiently."


The service is being used throughout the 20-plus buildings on the 50-acre campus.

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