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1 1/20/2009 REGEN Energy Swarm Energy Management™

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 Modifications A 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 Cloud HVAC Swarm Energy Management Web 2.0 APIs HVAC Controllers are monitored and adjusted via a web based portal. LIGHTING HVAC PUMPS Controllers measure power readings every 30 seconds. Each Controller makes a decision every 10 minutes. ELECTRIC HEATING Customer Portal

4 Simple OpenADR Communications
Event Info communicated via web between the DRAS Server and REGEN’s Standalone DR Client Event Info automatically sent to customer site. Two-way communication provides real-time load drop verification. Southern California Edison REGEN Standalone DR Client AutoDR Event Signal Automatic Schedule Population of Upcoming DR Events REGEN Energy 24x7 Support Center Customer Site RTU

5 OpenADR Landscape

6 Easy Demand Response with Minimal Impact on Comfort
T-stat rebound Smoother exit Swarm Energy Management’s 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 Power Immediate increase Gradual effect Interior Temp./Humidity Thermostat Setback Swarm Energy Management DR

7 Decentralized Control Provides Easy, Simple Access to Multiple Users
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

8 Swarm Energy Management Even Provides Benefits to BAS-Equipped Sites
1/20/2009 Swarm Energy Management Even Provides Benefits to BAS-Equipped Sites 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

9 Swarm Energy Management Benefits
1/20/2009 Swarm Energy Management Benefits Sample Building: 20 RTUs, avg tons & 180kW 700 S. Telshor Las Cruces, NM 88011 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 Thermostats Rapid ROI for a Building Enhancement

10 Case Study: Allen Theatres
Problem: Employees playing with thermostats, overriding set schedules Very high energy costs Solution: Installed REGEN’s Swarm Energy Management at 11 different theaters in 2010 and 2011 2012 RESULTS Total Peak Demand Reduction (kW) Average kW Reduction (%) Total Consumption Reduction (kWh) $ Savings 572 16% 446,185 $ 34,227 Since implementing Swarm Energy Management, Allen Theatres has saved over $85,000

11 REGEN Small Site Case Study
Site Name # of AC Units with controllers ACE Hardware 4 Fitness Center 14 Fitness Center #2 Chevrolet Dealership 11 Office Building 9

12 Customer Comfort Responses 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 Savings kWh savings realized by utilizing REGEN’s scheduling functionality

17 Swarm Energy Management™
Energy Management Naturally™ REGEN Energy Contact: James McPhail

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