Cloud Based Enterprise Energy Management

Abstract

Project Drivers

  • Corporate initiative around sustainability and GHG Reduction
  • Compressed time frame and limited budget
  • Inconsistency between plants regarding data collection infrastructure
  • Need for visibility of energy utilization across multiple sites
  • Validate goal attainment for GHG reduction and energy savings
  • Create Energy Teams at each site trained to sustain and grow the program

Abstract

To support a corporate-wide sustainability program, Smucker leadership leveraged the Industrial Internet of Things and deployed a cloud-hosted Enterprise Energy Management System. The multi-plant rollout took about two years to complete. Prior to the deployment, Smucker had successfully piloted the technology at one of their manufacturing sites.

By using the IIoT and cloud technology, Smucker was able to create a hierarchy of its largest production facilities and group them by business types. Individual commodities consumed by the plants can be tracked based on product produced and rolled up to provide an enterprise dashboard with respect to energy savings and Green House Gas reduction.

The individual utilities are “modeled” by software, and the models are used to track energy savings implemented by the energy teams. IIoT edge devices such as pumps, motors, sensors, valves and meters provide data that is uploaded to the cloud for analysis and reporting. KPI’s and ratios that help determine how and why energy fluctuates are managed by exception using a green-yellow-red scorecard.

The utility companies play a role as well. They provide utility consumption data to the Energy Management System via the internet. By having this data automatically fed into the EnMS, the system can continuously update savings evaluations against the models and the current cost per unit of utility. This information is also used to establish the energy budget and keep it updated.

The result is a fully integrated, hierarchical Enterprise Energy Management System with drill-down capabilities to the production unit level. A common data layer now exists between the EnMS and the various sites with their disparate data sources. Trained Energy Teams manage the system and continue to add operational energy savings and reduce GHG’s.

Presented By

Dave Bullington
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing
MPC Energy, LLC

Dave has been involved in Manufacturing Automation and Visibility for almost 30 years. Primarily working with GE Intelligent Platforms, he has been directly involved with several Fortune 500 companies in a variety of vertical industries. Dave has experience is SCADA, MES and Quality software systems. The clients Dave has worked with have been committed to improving their bottom line by lowering costs, improving quality and increasing productivity. He has worked with multiple teams of professionals that have deployed hundreds of Operational Excellence, Key Visibility, Quality and Energy Management Enterprise Reporting Systems over the past three decades. Over the years Dave has developed a very consistent and repeatable approach to ensure successful engagements. He   delivers value to his clients in the form of measurable ROI and low risk implementations.

Dave holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Murray State University and served five years in the US Army as a helicopter pilot where he attained the rank of Captain.