smarter energy management
ADSM helps both private and public sector organisations to significantly reduce energy usage – in some cases making as much as a 30% reduction.
Energy efficiencies made easy
With extensive practical experience, we work hand in hand with our customers to meet and exceed their energy saving and sustainability targets.
- Set up and maintain a centralised billing database on your behalf
- Review your existing energy-consuming assets and operating practices
- Identify opportunities for savings at all your sites
- Provide all the assistance you need to improve and maintain your organisation’s energy usage efficiency and your impact on the environment
There is no up-front investment to achieve your energy savings. We charge a percentage of the proven savings over a fixed term. After the initial Agreement period, the full 100% of financial savings goes direct to your organisation.
An Energy Services Agreement with ADSM provides:
- A survey of your site, as necessary
- Energy bill validation – and direct liaison with your energy provider
- Installation and supply of leading-edge, energy-efficiency technology, as appropriate for each site
- Environmental certification
- M&T (Monitoring & Targeting) detailed reports on a monthly basis, to confirm and analyse energy savings
- Helpdesk for advice
- Annual maintenance of installed energy-saving equipment
- Account Management, to ensure things always run smoothly
Find out more about energy management by selecting a heading below.
Energy benchmarking and consumption profiling
Is your organisation using too much gas and electricity compared to the national average ?
ADSM can tell you how your organisation’s consumption stacks up against energy usage for similar buildings or sites by utilising national benchmarking statistics.
Consumption profiling looks at trends in energy consumption and is useful in identifying underlying problems such as equipment failure.
Automatic Meter Reading – Early detection of anomalies and failed equipment
Adopting energy efficient technologies, such as Automatic Meter Reading (AMR), can help to eliminate energy wastage and leakage.
Gas, electric or oil meter readings are taken automatically several times per hour and the data is collated, monitored and analysed in our central database or Monitoring & Targeting (M+T) system.
This is an excellent method for detection of anomalies in energy consumption and an early indicator of increased consumption due to failed or faulty equipment.
Backed by a full business case – this is a must-have for every site!
How AMR works
Environmental and CO2 emission reporting
From our detailed picture of your energy consumption, we are able to calculate and analyse your CO2 emission profile and provide you with regular reports on your energy usage carbon footprint and your organisation’s performance and impact on the environment.
Energy tariff analysis
ADSM can ensure that your energy account is on the most cost-effective and appropriate tariff with your existing energy supplier by collating and analysing both historic and current usage data.
Rebates and abatement services
We will investigate and help facilitate any resulting rebates that may be due to your organisation from your existing energy supplier, through errors or tariff changes.
We can also help negotiate abatements on your behalf, relevant to your operational needs.
No win, no fee
Tariff analysis can be undertaken via a short term agreement on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, making this an attractive option for those with limited budget and/or internal resources.
Power Factor Correction (PFC) – efficient use of electrical power
Inductive loads can lead to inefficient usage of electrical power and wasted energy.
What is Power Factor?
Power Factor is a measure of how efficiently electrical power is consumed. In the ideal world, Power Factor would be at Unity (or 1).
Unfortunately in the real world, Power Factor is often brought down to 0.7 or less by highly inductive loads on the electrical supply.
This induction is caused by equipment such as:
- Lightly loaded electric motors
- Luminaire transformers
- Fluorescent lighting ballasts
- Welding equipment
- Arc furnaces
- Ventilation and refrigeration
which all introduce varying measures of inefficiencies in the form of additional currents drawn as ‘inductive reactive currents’.
Inductive loads cause the AMPS to lag behind the VOLTS. The wave forms of VOLTS and AMPS are then “out of phase” with each other. The more out of phase they become then the lower the Power Factor.
When the power factor falls below a set figure, the electricity supply companies charge a premium on the kW being consumed, or, charge for the whole supply as kVA.
By installing suitably sized switched capacitors into the circuit, the Power Factor is improved and the value becomes nearer to 1, thus minimising wasted energy and improving the efficiency of a plant or industrial application.
It is not usually necessary to reach unity – i.e. Power Factor 1 – since most electricity supply companies are happy with a PF of 0.95 to 0.98..
Benefits of Power Factor Correction
The introduction of Power Factor Correction is a widely recognised method of:
- Reducing an electrical load
- Minimising wasted energy
- Improving the efficiency of a plant
- Reducing the electricity bill
The reduction in energy losses and reduced CO2 emissions are also increasingly important in today’s environmentally aware society.
ADSM is qualified to examine your electrical system loads, evaluate your Power Factor and install the necessary devices to optimise it – as close to Unity or 1 as possible.
For more information about Energy Management, please call us on 01753 833 880 or email email@example.com