IIoT for Energy Management

Context & Aim

Energy management requirements in SMEs is not being met by current market due to high cost of installation for sensors and infrastructure, high cost of to modify systems, and limited tools for interacting with data.

 

As a result, many SMEs have limited measurements and undertake restricted ad-hoc analysis of data. IIoT technologies is placed to potential elevate these barriers, though low-cost sensitisation, advanced data management platforms and real time user friendly applications.

 

This feasibility studies aims to categorise the application requirements of a number of SMEs and current barriers to identify commonality between requirements from different industries. An IIoT platform will then be evaluated to determine if platforms in their current state have the capability to address industrial requirements.

Challenge

Current solutions for energy managements do not meet requirements for SMEs due to high cost and lack of user tools. Potential of using new technological concepts such as IIoT are not engaged due to lack of end to end methodologies and case studies.

Solution

  • Assess the requirements of SMEs for energy management applications, e.g. operational dashboards and alarms, analysis tools, M&V, automated reports.
  • Assess the current infrastructure at SMEs and barriers, eg. Instrumentation, integration.
  • Identify commonality in requirements and barriers, and assess the capability of an IIoT Platform to address issues.

PROJECT MANAGER

David McCormack
Director of Sustainable Manufacturing

TECHNICAL LEAD

Kilian Edwards
Mechanical Engineering Researcher

THEMATIC PILLAR

Sustainable Manufacturing

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