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REGEN Energy Swarm Energy Management
Traditional Method Swarm Logic Method Auto DR Event W HAT IS S WARM L OGIC ?
Customer Portal Swarm Energy Management Web 2.0 APIs A ZigBee network allows Controllers to talk to each other in a swarm. Each Controller makes a decision every 10 minutes. Controllers measure power readings every 30 seconds. Controllers are monitored and adjusted via a web based portal. E ASILY D EPLOYED USING Y OUR E XISTING HVAC S ERVICE T EAM, WITHOUT IT M ODIFICATIONS Swarm Energy Cloud A Gateway provides Internet communication without the need to access the sites network. Power readings and decisions are uploaded every 5 minutes. HVAC LIGHTING ELECTRIC HEATING PUMPS
S IMPLE O PEN ADR C OMMUNICATIONS Event Info communicated via web between the DRAS Server and REGENs Standalone DR Client Event Info automatically sent to customer site. Two-way communication provides real-time load drop verification. REGEN Standalone DR Client Southern California Edison Customer Site RTU AutoDR Event SignalAutomatic Schedule Population of Upcoming DR EventsREGEN Energy 24x7 Support Center
Swarm Energy Managements Benefits: Schedules DR events automatically using AutoDR Maintains comfort better than t-stat setback Provides fine-grained, predictable DR curtailment Reduces rebound during/after DR events E ASY D EMAND R ESPONSE WITH M INIMAL I MPACT ON C OMFORT Immediate increase Swarm Energy Management DR Thermostat Setback Power Interior Temp./Humidity Gradual effect Smoother exit T-stat rebound
D ECENTRALIZED C ONTROL P ROVIDES E ASY, S IMPLE A CCESS TO M ULTIPLE U SERS Web-based Portal No software installation required Secure Control Site-level permissions Allow view only or manager roles Scheduling Ability to group loads per zone Schedule load duty cycles for recurring or one-time events Analytics View real-time or historical load profiles Can export as spreadsheets Alerts Receive when warning conditions exist Ensures sufficient Demand Response curtailment achieved
S WARM E NERGY M ANAGEMENT E VEN P ROVIDES B ENEFITS TO BAS-E QUIPPED S ITES Internet-based remote monitoring & control aids recommissioning efforts Real-time & historical sub-metering per load, site, or portfolio of sites Monitoring Benefits Proven occupant comfort benefits vs. load-limiting strategies Seasonal benefits well beyond summer peaks alone Demand Management Benefits Simple AutoDR participation, automated event scheduling Superior occupant comfort compared to temperature setback strategies Demand Response Benefits
S WARM E NERGY M ANAGEMENT B ENEFITS Reduces Peak Demand while Maintaining Comfort (~15-25% = 25-40kW) Provides Intelligent Demand Response, incl. AutoDR (adtl. ~20-50kW)Minimizes Off-Hours Consumption (~10-30% = 35, ,000 kWH/year)Remote Monitoring and Scheduling with Ability to Lock Out ThermostatsRapid ROI for a Building Enhancement Sample Building: 20 RTUs, avg tons & 180kW 700 S. Telshor Las Cruces, NM 88011
C ASE S TUDY : A LLEN T HEATRES Problem: -Employees playing with thermostats, overriding set schedules -Very high energy costs Solution: Installed REGENs Swarm Energy Management at 11 different theaters in 2010 and RESULTS Since implementing Swarm Energy Management, Allen Theatres has saved over $85,000
REGEN Small Site Case Study Site Name# of AC Units with controllers ACE Hardware4 Fitness Center14 Fitness Center #214 Chevrolet Dealership11 Office Building9
Customer Comfort Responses to Baseline Day: How comfortable are you with the temperature today at work?
Customer Comfort Responses to DM event: How comfortable were you with the temperature between 4-7 PM?
Customer Comfort Responses to DR1 event: How comfortable were you with the temperature between 4-7 PM?
Customer Comfort Responses to DR2 event: How comfortable were you with the temperature between 4-7 PM?