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Panoramic Power Energy Management Solution Overview

Delivered Solution

Panoramic Power’s Enterprise Energy Management Platform is a non-intrusive, scalable, device level energy management solution that combines self-powered, wireless sensor technology with a cloud based analytics platform. The solution generates alerts and reports in real-time, providing detailed analysis of energy consumption at the asset level. With granular, load-level real-time energy data, enterprises can optimize their infrastructure and behavior and realize significant savings on energy and operational costs.

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Data Integration and Acquisition

There are several ways for the system to accumulate information:

  • Data can be imported from other systems, meters and files
  • Data can be read in by file imports and API calls.
  • Open API and out-of-the-box adapters enable integration with third-party applications such as BMS, billing systems and controllers
  • Direct communicating devices are based on a proprietary technology using self powered CT/Meter sensors in one transmitting using 915 MHz (unlicensed frequency) to a collector that pushes the data via cell to the cloud database.

Data type support

Although system is primarily geared to electricity, the system will support other utility types and various operational parameters as part of the reporting and alarming process. The company also has a power meter which enables the metering of power, voltage, current, power factor and power quality measurement data.

Visuals

Dashboard

The dashboard provides a detailed snapshot of the energy consumption at single or multiple sites. The dashboard displays the total historical, current and projected energy consumption over the entire monitored sites. It also provides managers with a quick-glance view of energy consumption breakdown and provides energy and facility managers with detailed energy and operational information. Dashboards are updated based on the frequency of data coming in the system. There are some basic dashboard applications for review and optional tailored dashboard that can be provided upon request. Some standard dashboards (maps and performance screens) allow for stepping down and up the metering assets. Tailored dashboards can be provided for specific applications.

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Reports

Standard Reporting

Consumption – Allow users to view consumption data per specific site and specific circuits over time and correlate it with ambient or outside temperature.
Heat Map – Display energy usage as a “heat” intensity map, enhancing user’s abilities to instantly detect exceptional energy consumption.
Data Normalization – Normalize energy consumption by weather and other site specific parameters to compare efficiencies between sites and systems. [In addition normalization can be done by the Panoramic Power Index and to other industry standards.

The solution includes canned reports based on best practices, as well as customized reports that can be provided for specific applications.

Actionable alarms and anomalies

Users can easily create sophisticated, rules-based events and alerts in order to automate and improve everyday processes. Events and alerts can be triggered by energy pattern, status and/or threshold changes. Multiple types of predefined alerts can be triggered when a threshold change, or a combination of threshold and temperature changes, is met. Alerts can be sent to customers via, SMS, Emails or HTTP post notifications.

Platform

SaaS platform operating across tablets and phones as well.

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Licensing

SaaS – Pricing is based on hardware and an annual subscription to software. Pricing varies based on number and type of sensors purchased, as well as by the number of sites utilizing the solution

Optional Services

Deployment Services

  • Onsite hardware deployment
  • System configuration and validation
  • Training
  • Actionable alerts and automated report settings

Reporting Services

  • Proactive data monitoring, identifying actionable insights
  • Detailed analyst reports
  • Tailored reports and dashboards utilizing our business intelligence platform

Pros

  • With proprietary hardware and configuration simplicity, initial installation and uptime is very quick and cost effective.
  • Solid visuals and presentation

Cons

  • Direct read of meters using only Panoramic meter sensors for electricity. Therefore non-electric energy parameters must rely on 3rd party technologies to provide the data.
  • Does not support any open protocols such as BACNET, Modbus and Zigbee.

Triacta Power Multi-Circuit Electric Meter Reviews

Triacta Building

Triacta provides a line of multi-circuit meters that allow for metering in a high density location where multiple loads need to be monitored. Multi-circuit metering provides a smaller meter footprint, simpler install procedures and lower costs.

Across the line key functionality

  • Meter elements that can be configured for meters 1,2 (network) or 3-conductor circuits.
  • Fast installation for new construction or retrofits
  • Measures Wh delivered & received, VARh delivered & received, VAh, Vrms and Irms
  • Data logging: Non-volatile flash memory unaffected by power outages, stores up to 2.4 years of interval data
  • MODBUS® TCP and BACnet®/IP protocols for building automation integration
  • Built-in DHCP or static IP configuration
  • Uses high-speed internet, 100BASE-T Ethernet standard
  • Using advanced IP-based communications, PowerHawk meters transmit data over existing wireless, phone, or high-speed Internet connections without the cost of a dedicated service. There’s no need to purchase or maintain additional computers or meter reading equipment.
  • Triacta-hosted, cloud-based reporting and metermanagement software is include with all purchases
  • Supports summation metering by grouping CT’s by phase together
  • Realtime (instantaneous) data via BACNET or Modbus
  • Built using industry standard protocols and come complete with remotely upgradable firmware — making them a future-proof solution that will perform for years to come. Reliable, full-featured and fully networkable. They can be quickly installed for both new construction and retrofits.
Triacta Metering

Triacta meters transform properties into Intelligent Buildings — bridging the energy information gap by making data visible to all stakeholders. With Triacta meters in place, Energy management data that was once only available within facilities management is now also accessible by anyone with the need to know via Internet Protocol and IT systems

Revenue Grade Meters

Revenue Grade Meters

The PowerHawk 6000 series of smart meters and monitors combines revenue-grade electrical submetering with advanced communications technology — complying with all regulatory electric safety and communications requirements and meeting stringent ANSI 0.5 Accuracy Class standards. Plus it has been independently certified to ANSI 0.2 accuracy class standards when deployed with 80mA or 100mA CT’s.

PowerHawk 6X03 Multi-point Meter 

The PowerHawk® 6X03 is designed to meter or monitor branch offices, remote loads, and other low density applications. The 6X03 provides six meter elements that can be configured for 1, 2 (network) and 3-conductor circuits.

PowerHawk 6X12 High Density Meter

The PowerHawk® 6X12 is designed to meter or monitor multi-tenant office buildings, medium-sized retail, industrial, or institutional buildings, multi-tenant residential buildings, and other high density applications. The 6X12 provides twenty-four meter elements that can be configured for 1, 2 (network) and 3-conductor circuits.

PowerHawk 6X20 High Density Meter

The PowerHawk® 6320 is also designed to meter or monitor high density applications but with has more meter elements available for configuration. The 6320 provides fifty meter elements.

Energy Management Meters

Multi Circuit Meters

Triacta’s Energy Management Meters (PowerHawk® 4000 Series) are designed to meter or monitor remote loads, multi-tenant buildings, retail and institutional spaces, or any application that needs to integrate with building automation systems.

PowerHawk 4X06 Multi-point Meter

The PowerHawk® 4X06 is designed to meter or monitor branch offices, remote loads, and other low density applications that need to integrate with building automation systems. The 4X06 provides six meter elements that can be configured for 1, 2 (network) and 3-conductor circuits.

PowerHawk 4X24 High Density Meter

The PowerHawk® 4X24 is a high density energy management meter designed for multi-tenant buildings, medium-sized retail and institutional spaces, or any high density applications that need to integrate with building automation systems. The PowerHawk 4X24 meter provides twenty-four meter elements that can be configured for 1, 2 (network) and 3-conductor circuits.

Performance Summary

Strengths:

Submetering
  • ANSI C12.20 Class 0.2 certified (6000 Series). Scheduled for NYPSC acceptance for tenant billing applications summer of 2015.This will be of great value for the property management in installation and operations.
  • Supports up to 24 single pole circuits 12 residential tenants or 8 3-phase loads
  • Lab certified for revenue grade.
  • BACnet certified which will allow for standard BMS integration
  • Remote / IP configurable which minimizes the need for revisits on support.
  • DHCP capable on a customer network
  • Remotely upgradeable firmware
  • Multiple selections in current measurement sensors. 80 and 100 ma, 5 amp and .333mv inputs.

Weaknesses:

  • 1 minute data must be supported with an external appliance. This would apply if being used in a Demand Response market.
  • May be buying more meters than needed for an application. Ex: If there are only 10 loads to monitor I would be buying meters but not CT’s that I would need for the job.
  • Requires PT with 480V Delta configuration (No neutral present)
  • Ordering can be confusing if the sites is not properly vetted and surveyed to make sure the correct package is ordered. Need to be aware of the primarily voltages supported and types of CT’s to use ( 5A, 80ma, 100ma or .333mv) Triacta will support the establishing of equipment needed based on single-line schematics and panels.
  • No basic THD measurements