2 What is Swarm Logic? Traditional Method Swarm Logic Method Auto DR Event
3 Swarm 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
4 Simple 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
6 Easy 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
7 Decentralized 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
8 Swarm 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
9 Swarm 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
10 Case 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
11 REGEN Small Site Case Study Site Name# of AC Units with controllersACE Hardware4Fitness Center14Fitness Center #2Chevrolet Dealership11Office Building9
12 Customer ComfortResponses to Baseline Day: How comfortable are you with the temperature today at work?
13 Customer Comfort Responses to DM event: How comfortable were you with the temperature between 4-7 PM?
14 Customer Comfort Responses to DR1 event: How comfortable were you with the temperature between 4-7 PM?
15 Customer Comfort Responses to DR2 event: How comfortable were you with the temperature between 4-7 PM?
16 Additional SavingskWh savings realized by utilizing REGEN’s scheduling functionality
17 Swarm Energy Management™ Energy Management Naturally™REGEN EnergyContact:James McPhail