Industry: Municipal Water, Reclamation, and Sewage
Application: Cogeneration, Solar, HVAC, and Lighting
Product: Agave® Analytics, Supply, and Demand
Total Savings: $77,600
The client operates in the municipal water, reclamation, and sewage industry. As a provider of essential services, the client faces challenges in managing energy consumption and optimizing its systems. The company aims to reduce costs, improve system availability, and track the performance of various applications such as cogeneration, solar, HVAC, and lighting.
The client implemented Agave® Systems, which includes Agave® Analytics, Supply, and Demand features, to address their energy management needs. Agave® Systems provides daily utility consumption and cost data, allowing for historical comparisons year over year and month over month. The platform offers a range of functionalities, including remote monitoring and control, utility rate monitoring, and integration with existing data acquisition systems.
The implementation of Agave® Systems resulted in the following outcomes for the client:
- Increased Cogeneration Savings: the client achieved a 50% increase in cogeneration savings year to date. Agave® Systems likely provided insights and data analytics that helped identify optimization opportunities and maximize the benefits of cogeneration.
- Increased Cogeneration Availability: The client improved the availability of their cogeneration systems by 35.5% year to date. Agave® Systems’ remote monitoring and control capabilities likely played a role in reducing mean-time-to-repair and ensuring the continuous operation of cogeneration units.
- Tracking Solar Performance and Output: Agave® Systems enabled the client to monitor and track the performance and output of their solar installations. This feature likely provided valuable data to assess the effectiveness of solar energy generation and identify areas for improvement.
Agave® Systems’ Benefits for the Client
The client leveraged Agave® Systems to realize several benefits:
- Improve Availability through Email Alerts: Agave® Systems provided email alerts to notify them of any issues or abnormalities, enabling proactive measures to maintain system availability and minimize downtime.
- Reduce Mean-Time-To-Repair through Remote Monitoring and Control: The remote monitoring and control capabilities of Agave® Systems allowed the client to remotely diagnose and address system issues, reducing the time required for repairs and improving overall system uptime.
- Optimal System Dispatch using Utility Rate Monitoring: Agave® Systems helped the client optimize system dispatch based on utility rate monitoring. By considering the current tariff, the client could effectively manage costs and make informed decisions regarding system operation.
- Open Architecture for Low-Cost Integration of Multiple Data Sources: Agave® Systems offered an open architecture that facilitated the integration of various data sources, including utility rate and interval data, on-site monitoring and control for cogeneration, and existing data acquisition systems for solar monitoring.
The client successfully implemented Agave® Systems to enhance their energy management practices and achieve significant cost savings. The platform provided real-time insights into utility consumption, historical data analysis, and the ability to set goals to reduce usage and costs. Agave® Systems played a crucial role in increasing cogeneration savings and availability, as well as tracking solar performance. By leveraging the features and functionalities of Agave® Systems, the client improved operational efficiency, reduced energy costs, and enhanced system performance in the municipal water, reclamation, and sewage industry.