Energy Management Solutions

Energy Management Solutions

Energy management systems are commonly used by individual commercial entities to monitor, measure, and control their electrical building loads. Energy management systems can be used to centrally control devices like HVAC units and lighting systems across multiple locations, such as retail, grocery and restaurant sites, although control is usually done through the Building Management System (BMS).

CETA's product portfolio covers all important aspects of a full featured Energy Management Solution. From Meters, Communication Devices, through to a Energy Management software platform that integrates seamlessly with your existing deployment of Energy Meters

Energy management systems also provide metering, sub-metering, monitoring and power quality functions that enable facility and building managers to gather data and insight that helps them to make more informed decisions about energy activities across their sites. The benefits for installation of an Energy Management System (EMS) includes economic, environmental, education and social.

Complete Energy Management Solution

The three main components of an Energy Management Solution are:

  • Accurate Power Quality and Energy Metering devices
  • Communications infrastructure to retrieve the data collected by the meters
  • Energy Management Software to transform the data into actionable information

CETA Advantage

  • Strong product and solution offering
  • Device agnostic software solutions (integrates well with legacy metering deployments)
  • Depth of communications device products to reduce the risk and increase the reach of deployment
  • Large portfolio of meters that help fill the data gap in an EMS deployment

CETA Energy Management Solution Software

CETA Software Portfolio

CETA's leadership in Energy Management Software is a direct result of providing platform solutions that are device agnostic. Integrate your entire Metering with software that connects, right out of the box.

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CETA Energy Meters

CETA Metering

CETA has a complete portfolio of Energy Meters to compliment your existing deployment of Metering devices. For your Energy Management System, CETA has your Energy Metering needs covered. 

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CETA Communication Devices

CETA Connectivity

CETA's connectivity device portfolio helps you bridge the communications gap between your Energy Management Software and your deployed metering products. Get Connected with CETA.

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The Case for an Energy Management System

Economic Benefits

The installation of an Energy Management System will give facilities management teams the information required to make informed operational decisions. By monitoring energy usage, facilities management staff can establish whether air conditioning, lights or powered equipment are being used efficiently. By showing exactly how much it is costing to leave the devices on unattended, air conditioning in operation when not required or not turning the lights off. An Energy Management System will enable you to actively target cost saving goals.

Environmental Benefits

Reducing energy usage has a direct effect on CO2 emissions. Each kilowatt-hour consumed releases approximately 1 kilogram of greenhouse gases. Every tonne of CO2 released approximates one hectare of mature rainforest. It can easily be seen that every reduction in energy usage results in a reduction of CO2, which relieves a burden on our environment.

Realized Benefits of an Energy Management Solution

John Paul College

John Paul College (JPC) is an early adopter of Energy Management Systems (EMS). When commissioning JPC's EMS, it was found that one building was using significantly more power than expected, especially as it was during school holidays. Further investigations led to the discovery that the air conditioning systems had been set incorrectly and were running at full capacity every 15 minutes whilst no one was occupying the building. JPC claim energy savings of 30%, equating to $120K pa. JPC started their EMS with a water management system. The initial expectation was that they would be able to save 30% of the water used on site. By actively monitoring their water usage and introducing water saving programs, JPC was able to reduce water usage by 60%. This represents a saving of $180K pa. Most schools can save between 10-15% on energy costs through better energy management. If they invest in energy efficient technology, savings of up to 40% are achievable. Savings are both financial and environmental.

Xstrata Copper

In total, over the 18 month period of the installation of the energy management system, the interval meters and the required communications channels, Xstrata expended approximately $500K. In the first year, accurate measurement of the various site power demands and energy consumption has helped justify several projects, the first two of which have resulted in annual savings of approx $300k in energy consumption alone. The accumulated benefits over the coming years will far outweigh the cost of the system.

Australian Department of Defence “REGIONAL UTILITIES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM” (RUMS)

The RUMS is a state of the art metering and monitoring system that provides real time submetering capability at Gallipoli Barracks. It provides accurate and comprehensive electricity consumption data for all units located within the Barracks. The RUMS is allowing Defence to implement an ongoing Energy Management strategy within South Queensland, which will help us to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The RUMS also has the capability to control electrical plant and equipment, once the necessary hardware is installed. This capability is programmable and flexible and will only be implemented where it can be effective and always after consultation and agreement with users. All equipment which may be switched off by RUMS, will be provided with manual override switches which will enable occupants of any affected area to override RUMS and switch such equipment back on. Through RUMS a number of projects have already been identified. For example, electricity consumption at 2HSB has been reduced by around 30% by initiatives that introduced improved water heating technology.