2015 - Users Conference - San Francisco
Using Data Analytics and OSIsoft’s Connected Services to Remotely Monitor and Optimize Energy Usage
Data is abundant and growing exponentially. We have smart assets, such as pumps, that not only tell us their run status but now also tell us about their energy use, efficiency, and even conditions that affect their reliability and maintenance requirements (e.g., bearing temperature and pump vibration). We collect more and more water quality data as new multi-parameter analyzers are developed and the number of required laboratory analyses increases. Combine that with customer use data and a more informed public and you get data overload. The question facing the industry is how to use this data.
Using data integration and data analytics to calculate or estimate energy use down to the asset level could improve the understanding of how much energy is being used and how it relates to the energy bill. Using real-time status and other sensor data on assets, data analytics can be used to estimate the energy use without installing many expensive energy meters. With this data, Key Performance Indicator (KPI) such as energy and cost calculations that show asset use and efficiency (kWh/1000 gallons or $/1000 gallons) can be calculated. These analytics could provide decision support about how to balance energy consumption and production with real-time energy market prices. For instance, a wastewater plant with a CHP could balance when to buy electricity from the grid, when to produce energy for the plant or to the grid, when to store gas, and when to buy gas from the grid.
This presentation will discuss the implementation of a pilot project around energy management, their successes and failures, show the graphical interface, and discuss the benefits to plant operations. This presentation will benefit utilities that have lots of “data” but have not developed a program or approach to use that data to address issues management."
Black & Veatch
Mr. Brados has over 20 years of technical and managerial experience providing SCADA and Instrumentation & Control management in water, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and nuclear energy. He earned his MBA in Technology Management and BS in Information Systems. He has established himself as an optimization expert integrating data from dramatically different computer systems and applying statistical analysis to all areas of a manufacturing business. Optimization data lives on different systems with stringent security controls.
Mr. Brados has designed and implemented cyber security for process control systems in public and private entities. This understanding helped him pass the CISSP exam. He has lectured on SCADA cyber security at AWWA conferences. His experience includes projects implementing software for business areas including: SCADA/DCS systems, Computerized Maintenance Management System, Graphical Information System, Customer Service Management, Automatic Meter Infrastructure/Reading, and Billing. Business Intelligence holds the promise of seeing all data from everywhere. The reality is people turn data into information; people that understand the underlying processes and the needs of executives. Mr. Brados brings these people together and provides the vision and guidance to generate significant savings in energy, effort hours and unplanned downtime.
Black & Veatch
Mr. Neemann is the Director of Water Technology at Black & Veatch.
Black & Veatch
Mr. Bogart is an instrumentation and controls professional responsible for the process implementation and development of various wastewater and water facilities. He has participated in a wide range of project activities including startup, final commissioning, and training. He attained a broad experience programming with Ladder Logic, Function Block Diagrams, and Structured Text for Allen-Bradley ControlLogix and SLC-500 PLCs. He has comprehensive configuration experience with Wonderware System Platform (Archestra) and GE's Proficy (Intellution) iFIX. Network systems configuration experience includes Foundation Fieldbus, DeviceNet, ControlNet, Modbus, Profibus, and Ethernet IP. His computer programming experience includes Visual Basic, .NET, Microsoft Access & Excel, Active X, C++, SQL, DDE, and OPC.