OpenEMS: The Future of Energy Management Systems
The combination of volatile rising prices and the increasing complexity of energy markets are driving building owners to generate added value through real-time enterprise-wide energy information and control. Maximizing that value requires the use of open energy management solutions (OpenEMS) to establish cost-effective connections between applications and organizations throughout a building owner’s energy ecosystem.
OpenEMS doesn’t come in a box, on a truck, or through the mail. OpenEMS is a philosophy of doing business where energy-related product and service providers collaborate and interact through standards-based solutions to give building owners maximum value. In an OpenEMS environment, equipment, software and services may come from different providers — but they interoperate quietly and efficiently in the background — allowing building owners to focus on their core business. By definition, no single supplier can deliver on the full value of OpenEMS. The full value of OpenEMS is generated when best-in-class suppliers work together to serve a a building owner’s diverse and often complex energy management and information needs.
The following examples show how the OpenEMS concept can benefit multi-site retailers. These animated scenarios are designed to show you how forward-looking organizations can manage the new realities of the energy marketplace to improve their bottom line and improve the customer experience.