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Day-ahead Strategies

Production rates are often driven by weekly targets, deduced from monthly resource plans, maintenance plans, staff rosters and availability of spare, contractors and weather. What if our next-generation ‘E2M Predictive Analytics’ system could consider all these competing considerations, and determine (ahead of time) if production rates could be adjusted from time to time to avoid electricity grid interruptions and reduce your electricity costs by over 20% every month?

Maybe you would choose our Wholesale Power Management services to reduce your cash-cost of production.

Predictive Energy Management 96 Hours Ahead

Unlike standard energy management systems that work on real-time (or near real-time) electricity price points, our E2M® technology is predictive. Decision makers receive continuing automated recommendations up to 96 hours ahead of time. Each recommendation provides an operational scenario brief, preferred options, approximate savings and further detail to help assist with managing activity around peak demand constraints and costs.

Plan Ahead for Uninterrupted Production

This predictive approach allows for planned decision making, rather than the somewhat reactive decision making that occurs with standard real-time energy management systems. Real-time decisions tend to cause un-planned production interruption and disrupt efficient operations. Typically, real-time systems just trigger pre-determined loads to shed when electricity supply price is high. Load shedding commands like this are the source of restart delays, cause product waste, distract human resources and contribute to the pre-mature failure of equipment. With our predictive technology, these issues can be avoided.

With our E2M® technology, value is achieved by predicting the electricity demands of the production loads then adjusting or coordinating production plans, maintenance plans and outages where ideal economic benefits are automatically identified with regard to predicted electricity supply pricing.

Future Proofing Energy Demand & Supply

The Wholesale Electricity spot price will continue to increase in specific regions due to the coincident effects of closing fossil fuel power stations, increased ‘swinging loads’ of the large industrials, and higher dependence on wind generation due to COP21 outcomes. Early adopters of our E2M® technology are experiencing tremendous results. WA’s largest utility, state-owned Synergy Electricity Generation and Retail Corporation, has outsourced its whole Demand Response portfolio and Tier 1 industrial energy efficiency management to Metro Power’s E2M-enabled services. The services have been delivering new revenues to their end-users and wholesale divisions of over AUD$10M per annum.

Improving Situational Awareness of Energy Use and Costs

Dashboards are provisioned in the online system for situational awareness of electricity demand and production flows so one tools can be used by the Operations Control team when they are making decisions related to production vs. electricity.

Automated System information

  • Overviews
  • Energy Efficiency Control/Predictive Fault Diagnosis
  • Predictive Energy Management
  • Electricity Tariff Accrual Forecasting
  • Bill Reconciliations
  • Automated KPI Reporting
  • Custom Features

Mobile Alerts

A range of mobile-device enabled tools are also provisioned to allow end-users to manage systems when they receive alerts in the field. These have proven particularly useful and are the most popular tools for day-to-day management. Screens, calculations, KPIs and values are typically refreshed each minute.

  • Wholesale Energy Market (WEM) Feeds
  • Spot/Balancing Market Pricing
  • Total Electricity Volume Pricing
  • Transmission Network Capacity
  • Custom Key Metrics and Forecasts
IMAGE: Mobile Dashboard Example
IMAGE: Mobile Dashboard Example

Qualifications & Certifications

CYBER SECURE & QUALITY ASSURED

CYBER SECURE &QUALITY ASSURED

DEMAND RESPONSE OPERATIONS

DEMAND RESPONSE
OPERATIONS

EXPERT DESIGN ENGINEERING & ASSESSMENT

EXPERT DESIGN
ENGINEERING & ASSESSMENT

LARGE-SCALE PROJECT EXPERIENCE

LARGE-SCALE PROJECT EXPERIENCE

REALTIME&PREDICTIVE DATA ANALYTICS

REALTIME&PREDICTIVE DATA ANALYTICS

TURNKEY PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

TURNKEY PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION