Tag Archives: EnergyAnalytics

How can governments do more with (tons of) Industrial #EnergyEfficiency related Data?

Earlier this month we hosted India’s first Energy Data Analytics Summit in Delhi, where one of the discussions led to some people asking “What can governments do with (tons of) Industrial #EnergyEfficiency related Data?

This question to me has a lot of significance. Just as the way all Governments use Health, Economy, Inflation, Education related data for greater good (social and economical), why treat Industrial #EnergyEfficiency related data differently? While one may argue that there is no precedence, but given the age in which we are living, we are seeing use cases evolve every day.

In this blog i intend to initiate dialogue on two of the use cases for greater use of Industrial #EnergyEfficiency related data and who stands to gain and how?

  • Bench-marking

Hard to believe that most industries/sectors do not yet have correct bench-marking methodology/tools available.  I am using the term “tool” here because industrial processes have a lot of variables and hence one cannot have a “number”, but there is no excuse to have not been able to develop a “tool” yet.

Will the government make the tool? NO. But they can open up the data for other solution/service providers, let them develop applications on it. Innovation can foster.

Contrary to what many believe “opening up data” doesn’t mean that anonymity can’t be maintained, there is no need to share raw data, connected insights/indicators could do a lot of good straight away. Mix of qualitative and quantitative data (derived output from raw data) allows enough room for innovation.

  • Investment Trend & Success

Fact that many governments have been collecting data on Industrial #EnergyEfficiency for over a couple of decades, allows them to keep track of investment trends, returns being yielded, % increase in efficiency YoY, which sector does well and which is lagging etc?

Governance can be simplified drastically if data is put to use. Its happening everywhere, there is no reason why Industrial #EnergyEfficiency has to be ignored. Designing Industrial #EnergyEfficiency policy w/o data points is not worth it.

Some of the other use cases could be:

  • AI driven assistance in Measurement & Verification (Example: PAT Scheme in India currently relies on 100% human driven verification process)
  • Predicting performance, forecasting demand supply situations instruments linked to Energy Efficiency Projects ( White Certificates/ Energy Saving Certificates/ ESCerts (PAT Scheme))

What’s your take on this? Would love to hear from you on “How your Government could do more with Industrial #EnergyEfficiency related Data?”

Regards,

Umesh

 

Optimising Energy Consumption in Humidification Plants #Textile #EnergyEfficiency

Humidification plants in Textile (spinning) consume almost 15%-18% of the total electricity consumption. Out of which nearly 80% to 90% goes to circulating “air” and is consumed by significant number of Fans (Industrial), hence even if the H plant has automation it at most impacts the 10% to 20% of the total electricity consumption, delivering gains of around ~1%.

Carefully playing around with the air flow during different time zones (day wise) could deliver gains of around 5%-7% at no or minimum cost (VFDs are installed across all Fans)

  1. Knowing when to “manipulate” air flow

Operators do intervene and manipulate the air flow during the day based on in room conditions etc, however it is something that is mostly “reactive” in nature.  If we can collect data sets like Heat Load, In Room Condition etc from different data acquisition systems, we would be able to predict exact hours when the air flow could be optimised and to what %, this allows the operator to plan the changes and be more scientific and data driven without having to indulge in any complexity.

2.  Automating the “manipulation”

For organisations that do not want to have this done manually, we have developed integrated logic for providing feedback to VFD on control of air flow factoring in room and outside conditions.

Want to give our algorithm a test? Visit www.boostenergyefficiency.com , register your request and our team will take it ahead from there!

Enterprise Grade Energy Data Analytics Solutions- How are they different to usual #EDA solutions?

For large enterprises, scale and complexity of handling energy/process data play a crucial role while designing the Integrated Energy Data Analytics Strategy.

Take a look at this Infographic to know more about our first #Enterprise grade #EDA project!

We will share our experience of developing such an integrated EDA projects at the #EDASummit 2017.

Interest to join the summit? Visit www.haveyouAIRed.com for more information and to register for the event.

Shared Economy in #EnergyEfficiency Markets #DataHubs #OpenUp

Energy markets are transitioning fast; Energy Efficiency/Productivity is set to play much bigger role in the transitioning process. Energy Efficiency policies must reflect the new market sentiments and provide long term direction, which in most cases is found missing.

Different think tanks, development agencies and governments have sponsored/funded numerous studies and reports barriers to scaling Energy Efficiency and potential ways to overcome those barriers. The kind of data that has been collected over the areas has not been utilized adequately and is not digitally available.

Establishing central repositories and digitizing such data assets can help create better economic and social value out of data assets, information and insights that can be generated collectively could foster business model innovation, develop tools/applications to simplify energy efficiency, rationalize the cost of energy audits, encourage new age Entrepreneurs to leverage technology and #BigData to solve complex problems.

We have seen the impact of Shared economy in sectors like transportation, hospitality and media. It’s time that Energy Efficiency markets take a clue; open-up to create more value for every stakeholder.

Yours Sincerely,

Umesh Bhutoria

Cloud Platforms- End of the road for Startups or time to reinvent?

Greetings from Kuala Lumpur! 

While exploring Agro processing industries, and looking for Vegetarian food I’ve managed take sometime out for my next podcast. It’s going to be short one but perhaps quite relevant!

Recently we have seen a flurry of announcements from large corporations on release of scale-able cloud platforms around which IoT based solutions can be driven. 

This podcast covers my views on how startups can best respond to this and perhaps take advantage to add more value!

What’s your take?
Regards, 

Umesh Bhutoria