Energy & Power
Transmission & Distribution
Schneider Electric Energy Profiler Online builds on multi-solution platform
By Renée Francoeur
April 22, 2015 – Schneider Electric says its cloud-based Energy Profiler Online (EPO) solution keeps up in the race of demand response and customer engagement for utilities.
“Fully integrating customer engagement with the rest of a utility’s operations ensures that new levels of transparency and interaction between customers and utilities are leveraged for maximum value across the enterprise,” the company explained.
With that in mind, Schneider Electric said it “modernized” its solution with functionalities that streamline the user-interface and “empower utility customers to discover new ways to manage their energy.” Specific upgrades provide users access to:
• New interactive, tablet-ready, user interface with HTML5 technology
• Green Button connectivity for third-party applications and end-user solutions
• Automated demand response via OpenADR 2.0 signaling
• Near real-time data frequency supporting AMI systems and customer sub-meters
• Bill estimation scenario modeling for cost optimization and DER project modeling
Commercial and industrial consumers are also able to view energy usage data to help identify ways to decrease energy costs and support participation in demand response programs. In addition to benefiting their relationships with key customers, Schneider Electric said these solutions “assist utilities in meeting government energy efficiency mandates and managing growing load demands without installing new generation capacity.”
EPO also enables a range of solutions available by Schneider Electric for the utility and their commercial and industrial customers, the company noted. These include Energy Star benchmarking, remote building analytics, end-customer efficiency program support, prosumer solutions, and Advanced Distribution Management System integration.