Utility monitoring is a crucial component of any facility’s energy management strategy. It helps reduce energy waste, optimize resource allocation and save energy, money and time. Real-time tracking solutions offer an unprecedented level of visibility into energy consumption patterns, empowering organizations to implement cost-saving initiatives across their facilities and operations.
Unlike interval data, real-time tracking systems provide access to live energy data immediately. This enables companies to identify problems straight away, rather than having to investigate historic spikes in energy usage. It also allows for rapid response to outages and equipment failures, minimizing downtime and enhancing overall reliability.
In addition to this, real-time tracking solutions empower consumers to understand their energy consumption patterns and make informed decisions about their usage habits. This leads to energy conservation and helps individuals participate in demand response programs, contributing to a more sustainable energy system.
Real-time tracking also enables utilities to gain insights into peak demand periods and optimize energy distribution. This minimizes energy losses and maximizes grid efficiency, reducing the strain on the power grid during peak demand periods.
A real-time tracking solution can be integrated into a DCS HMI, providing users with one platform to view all the information they need. This eliminates blind spots where utility monitoring data is displayed on multiple instruments and recorders. In the STARDOM FCN/FCJ hybrid PLC, all utility data can be viewed and manipulated from a single HMI interface. This provides a holistic picture of your energy management program, helping you to avoid costly mistakes and ensure optimal performance. real-time utility monitoring