2What is Swarm Logic? Traditional Method Swarm Logic Method Auto DR Event
3Swarm Energy Management Easily Deployed using Your Existing HVAC Service Team, without IT ModificationsA ZigBee network allows Controllers to “talk to each other” in a swarm.A Gateway provides Internet communication without the need to access the site’s network. Power readings and decisions are uploaded every 5 minutes.Swarm Energy CloudHVACSwarm Energy ManagementWeb 2.0 APIsHVACControllers are monitored and adjusted via a web based portal.LIGHTINGHVACPUMPSControllers measure power readings every 30 seconds.Each Controller makes a decision every 10 minutes.ELECTRIC HEATINGCustomer Portal
4Simple OpenADR Communications Event Info communicated via web between the DRAS Server and REGEN’s Standalone DR ClientEvent Info automatically sent to customer site. Two-waycommunication provides real-timeload drop verification.Southern California EdisonREGEN StandaloneDR ClientAutoDR Event SignalAutomatic Schedule Population of Upcoming DR EventsREGEN Energy 24x7 Support CenterCustomer Site RTU
6Easy Demand Response with Minimal Impact on Comfort T-stat reboundSmoother exitSwarm Energy Management’s Benefits:Schedules DR events automatically using AutoDRMaintains comfort better than t-stat setbackProvides fine-grained, predictable DR curtailmentReduces rebound during/after DR eventsPowerImmediate increaseGradual effectInterior Temp./HumidityThermostat SetbackSwarm Energy Management DR
7Decentralized Control Provides Easy, Simple Access to Multiple Users Web-based PortalNo software installation requiredSecure ControlSite-level permissionsAllow view only or manager rolesSchedulingAbility to group loads per zoneSchedule load duty cycles for recurring or one-time eventsAnalyticsView real-time or historical load profilesCan export as spreadsheetsAlertsReceive when warning conditions existEnsures sufficient Demand Response curtailment achieved
8Swarm Energy Management Even Provides Benefits to BAS-Equipped Sites 1/20/2009Swarm Energy Management Even Provides Benefits to BAS-Equipped SitesInternet-based remote monitoring & control aids recommissioning effortsReal-time & historical sub-metering per load, site, or portfolio of sitesMonitoring BenefitsProven occupant comfort benefits vs. load-limiting strategiesSeasonal benefits well beyond summer peaks aloneDemand Management BenefitsSimple AutoDR participation, automated event schedulingSuperior occupant comfort compared to temperature setback strategiesDemand Response Benefits
9Swarm Energy Management Benefits 1/20/2009Swarm Energy Management BenefitsSample Building:20 RTUs, avg tons & 180kW700 S. TelshorLas Cruces, NM 88011Reduces 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
10Case Study: Allen Theatres Problem:Employees playing with thermostats, overriding set schedulesVery high energy costsSolution:Installed REGEN’s Swarm Energy Management at 11 different theaters in 2010 and 20112012 RESULTSTotal Peak Demand Reduction (kW)Average kW Reduction (%)Total Consumption Reduction (kWh)$ Savings57216%446,185$ 34,227Since implementing Swarm Energy Management, Allen Theatres has saved over $85,000
11REGEN Small Site Case Study Site Name# of AC Units with controllersACE Hardware4Fitness Center14Fitness Center #2Chevrolet Dealership11Office Building9
12Customer ComfortResponses to Baseline Day: How comfortable are you with the temperature today at work?
13Customer Comfort Responses to DM event: How comfortable were you with the temperature between 4-7 PM?
14Customer Comfort Responses to DR1 event: How comfortable were you with the temperature between 4-7 PM?
15Customer Comfort Responses to DR2 event: How comfortable were you with the temperature between 4-7 PM?
16Additional SavingskWh savings realized by utilizing REGEN’s scheduling functionality
17Swarm Energy Management™ Energy Management Naturally™REGEN EnergyContact:James McPhail