Energy Management System

OpenRemote’s open source IoT solution is particularly suited to support the design of smart energy management systems. Our platform offers a complete and flexible data integration and management solution for microgrids and distributed energy networks. It can integrate any asset and incorporate specialized features in an easy-to-use application to address your unique project needs.

EMS for Island or distributed energy systems

The system is designed to work in an island (behind a single meter) or distributed setup. The platform lets you connect any production, consumption, or storage system independent of brand and communication protocol. By using pre-configured asset types, you can quickly set up your system and add your electricity supplier to monitor the net energy flow as well as flexible tariffs.

Make optimal use of your renewable energy

At the heart of the system lies the smart use of energy to minimise carbon emissions and maximise financial gains. Using the data provided by the communication systems of PV panels, wind turbines, buildings, and EV chargers, as well as weather predictions and historical data, the platform creates forecasts of electricity production and consumption. Based on these forecasts, optimisation algorithms determine the system’s behaviour to maximize self-consumption.

Control electricity consumption and backfeed

The platform identifies the best moments to use electricity or feed it into the grid based on flexible energy tariffs and your variable renewable energy production. It then decides how to control the consumption and storage assets, for instance commanding the charge of the car fleet during the night, or the activation of air-conditioning units earlier in the morning.
When V2G chargers or large batteries are available, the system uses them as a buffer for surplus green energy. That surplus can be fed back into the grid at the most appropriate time to benefit from favorable electricity prices, or be consumed when electricity import is deemed more expensive.
Out of the box data analysis page for connected devices

Data analysis and reporting

Data analysis is crucial to the improvement of microgrid performance. Thanks to the “Insights” page in the application, you can easily compare assets and time periods. For example, users can clearly see how solar panels perform over time or compare the electricity consumption of similar buildings. They can create their own Key Performance Indicators to keep track of progress, such as break-even points of investments and rates of self-sufficiency. Since this analysis is project specific, it can be fully customized and added to your own report.

Start building your energy management system

To get started with the design of your energy management application, you can either choose to rely on our service team to implement a full solution for you, or you can build it yourself using our open source solution, no strings attached.
Strijp-S application on smartphone

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