SERVICES & SOLUTIONS

ENERGY MANAGEMENT IN SMART CITIES – ENERGY HUB

A smart city is an urban center providing a high standard of living for its inhabitants though optimal resource management. The biggest challenge in this effort is energy management, due to the complexity of the energy systems and the vital role they play. Here at Adrem Link, we develop energy efficiency solutions dedicated to urban centers to help transform them into smart cities.

We support the vision of integrated services. That is why we provide a comprehensive solution: Energy Management for Smart Cities, structured in two directions:

  • a smart platform which meters and automates the entire urban energy consumption
  • an interface module between the municipality and the regulating authorities in the energy field and between the municipality and the inhabitants

FUNCTIONALITIES OF THE ENERGY HUB PLATFORM

Data centralization allows data analysis and submission of relevant information to the representatives of cities. The functionalities of the platform are:

  • Consumption data collection from all services and public institutions in a single system
  • Providing an overall image on consumption for the purpose of concluding integrated energy provision contract
  • Data viewing on a single interface
  • Data analysis and prognosis capacity
  • Fast generation of customized reports and the possibility of programming report generation
  • Alarms and alerts
  • Accessing information through a web interface
  • Managing multiple users and access levels
  • Monitoring consumption and providing information to optimize the amount of energy indicated in the contract
  • Monitoring and calculating energy performance

COMPONENTS OF THE
ENERGY MANAGEMENT FOR SMART CITIES SOLUTION

DATA MANAGEMENT PLATFORM

The first component of the system, the Energy Management for Smart Cities platform, manages energy consumption data. Through information collected from a series of services and providers, it counts:

  • The energy consumption of buildings owned by the municipality (electricity, water, gas, heating), such as schools or hospitals
  • Energy balance for public transport
  • Energy consumption related to public lighting
  • Urban energy production, both conventional and renewable
  • Data from the energy distribution networks (local water distributor, local heating distribution operator, electricity providers)
  • Data from the charging network for electrical vehicles
  • Urban solutions for energy storage

A.N.R.E INTERFACE MODULE

The second component of the Energy Management for Smart Cities solution is the interface module which helps municipalities to communicate easier with the energy regulators, and with the inhabitants of the city.

With the passing of Law 121/2014, public local authorities must fill out the following documents and submit them to ANRE:

  • The energy consumption statement
  • Energy analysis questionnaire

We provide an intuitive easy-to-use interface to generate these predefined reports. The interface manages and validates this flow of documents.

The interface between the municipality and the inhabitants ensures transparency of the data and submission of relevant information to inhabitants and companies. The data is automatically collected from the platform. The information can be displayed on public displays or included in the news, debates or on social media networks for the purpose of raising awareness among citizens about the efforts made by municipalities to create energy efficiency in their community.

ADVANTAGES OF THE
ENERGY MANAGEMENT IN SMART CITIES SOLUTION

The implementation of this solution developed by Adrem Link brings a series of major advantages both for the institution and for the community:

  • Understanding energy consumption and reducing energy costs
  • Better negotiating energy provisions contracts based on consumption graphs and detailed prognosis
  • Improving reporting processes, through the interface and support function with ANRE
  • Observing the compulsory legal framework in terms of energy efficiency
  • Calculating and reducing the carbon footprint
  • Positioning the municipality as a role model in terms of energy efficiency among other municipalities
  • Permanent interaction with the citizens and involvement thereof in matters of energy efficiency

Aside from the central platform which carries out urban energy management, we also provide the services and equipment necessary to submit data to the platform in case there is no basis for metering and automation.

EQUIPMENT

  • Metering equipment and data concentrators:
  • electricity meters
  • heating meters
  • gas meters
  • water meters
  • optical character recognition equipment
  • data converters
  • pressure sensors
  • IT and communication infrastructure equipment
  • Data viewing equipment
  • Assembly accessories

SERVICIES

  • Process and activity analysis
  • Determining metering points
  • Designing the Energy Management System
  • Implementing and operating the system
  • Analyzing the results of the monitoring and identifying the energy saving opportunities
  • Recommending measures to increase consumption efficiency
  • Developing customized functions and reports
  • Assessing results
  • Analyzing the situation and recommending new measures to increase efficiency