Case Studies

Adventist Health White Memorial

Industry: Medical/Healthcare

Product: Agave® Systems Analytics Suite, Supply Module, EVOLUTION™ Controller

Total Savings: $50,000 annual 

"I have two control screens in my Central Plant- my building management system provides alerts on equipment problems tha tneed to be fixed and my EVOLUTION™ dashboard provides alerts on energy savings opportunities."

Efren Covarrubias, Central Plant Manager

  • Regatta Solutions installed a Combined Colling Heating and Power (CCHP) Systems at Adventist Health White Memorial as a high-efficiency on-site generation solution to reduce utility electric costs required for facilities loads and chilled water for cooling.
  • White Memorial missed their first-year SHIP incentive payment because they did not have a notification system alerting them at their cogeneration system data acquisition system was reporting efficiency performance below program requirement levels.
  • Agave® Systems deployed an on-site EVOLUTION™ Controller at the integrated on-site metering equipment with its cloud-based Virtual Energy Manager software package in the middle of year 2 to analyze system performance identify non-compliance with efficiency requirement, and alert the client to take corrective action.
  • White Memorial was able to achieve 50% of their incentive payment for year 2 and is on track to receive 100% incentive payment for year 3.

Agave® Systems was able to provide our Virtual Energy Manager software with an on-site EVLOUTION™ Controller to help White Memorial receive their annual SGIP incentive payment. Cogeneration systems can be complex with monitoring of electric utility, intelligent dispatch of engines, and production of thermal energy, in order to maximize overall system efficiency and utility savings. We at Agave® Systems have developed the tools required to may any client successful with operations of their cogeneration system. Our experience with metering equipment enables us to identify the appropriate measurement points and meters. We then integrate dispatch based on your facility operations, alerts when equipment is failed or not meeting performance specifications, and data acquisition to our cloud-based database for performance analytics. Our web-based Virtual Energy Manager Software tool is then able to track key metrics as Cogeneration Production (kWh), Availablity (kWh/kWp), Cogeneration Savings (Electricity savings, cogen fast cost, thermal savings, maintenance costs), System Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas Rate (kgCO2/MWh), and Greenhouse Gas Reduction (MTCO2). For White Memorial, it is the measurement of Cogeneration Production and Greenhouse Gas Rate that helped them meet SGIP requirements. We are pleased to have been a part of the solution and see White Memorial meet operational and financial objectives with their cogeneration system. This is a great example of how Agve® Systems bridges the gap between Facilities Managers and CFOs. 

 

Design Synthesis

Company: Design Synthesis Inc. 

Industry: Manufacturing

Product: Cogeneration, Solar and Controls

Total Savings: $120,000/year

• Automated Microgrid that maximized Savings and Efficiency
• Scalable solution from 100kW to 5MW+
• Reduced Operational cost with continual monitoring of performance

Design Synthesis selected Regatta Solutions and Agave® Systems to retro commission their 120kW cogeneration system that had been in operation for over 10 years. Regatta updated the microturbines, added 90kW rooftop solar and implemented an automated Microgrid controller.

Agave® Systems is providing control of the Microgrid assets and automatically adjusts the cogeneration output based on solar production, heating, cooling and electrical needs of the facility. Agave® is providing real-time monitoring of the equipment and energy cost to optimize the operation and maximize savings. Agave® provides data on energy usage and along with the ability to review current and past performance to better understand a facilities energy profile.

Riviera Hotel Palm Springs

Industry: Hospitality

Product: Agave® Systems Analytics Suite, Supply Module, EVOLUTION™ Controller

Total Savings: $60,000 annual 

• The client installed a Combined Heating and Power (CHP) System at Riviera Hotel over 12 years ago. The aging infrastructure required new controls capability to ensure/measure and control high efficiency for on-site generation output in order to reduce utility energy costs required for facility electric loads as well as pool heating, spacing heating, and domestic hot water thermal loads.

Hotel management had no notification system alerting them that their cogeneration system was not effective, and meet required operating standards. The Agave® System suite of products resolved this issue.

Agave® Systems deployed an on-site EVOLUTION™ Controller that integrated on-site metering equipment with its cloud-based Virtual Energy Manager software package to analyze system performance, identify low-efficiency performance, alert the client to take corrective action, and provide economic justification for system improvements.

Riviera Hotel is able to achieve cost savings of over $60,000 per year through demand charge avoidance and thermal energy savings.

 

Agave® Systems Virtual Energy Manager software as a service combined with the Agave® EVOLUTION™ Controller provides the Riviera Hotel with management control of their central plant equipment including its CHP systems, Boilers, Pumps, and associated heating equipment. In addition, the system provides real-time economic reporting on the actual utility cost of each of the systems. The system provides monitoring of electric utility, intelligent dispatch of engines, and production of thermal energy, in order to maximize overall system efficiency and utility savings. Agave® Systems is helping this client successfully operate its central plant. The integration point for the system is the EVOLUTION™ Controller which provides intelligent dispatch based on the facility operations, alerts when equipment is failed or not meeting performance specifications, and data acquisition to our cloud-based database for performance analytics. The web-based Virtual Energy Manager software tool is then able to track key metrics such as Cogeneration Production (kWh), Availability (kWh/kWp),

Cogeneration Savings (electricity savings, cogen gas cost, thermal savings, maintenance cost), System Efficiency, GreenHouse Gas Rate (kgCO2/MWh), and GreenHouse Gas Reduction (MTCO2).

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