|Schneider Electric and Power Measurement — its subsidiary specialist in energy management systems and energy efficiency acquired last April — is helping State offices throughout New York to conserve energy and save more than 500 000 dollars annually in energy-related costs.
The State’s new energy conservation system (WEAMS) is featuring Power Measurement’s ION technology.
The Web-Enabled Advanced Metering System (WEAMS), one of the largest of its kind in the country, has been installed statewide in 50 State Office Buildings. WEAMS uses an efficient combination of new and existing hardware, including new high-capability and high-accuracy electric meters (such as Power Measurement’s ION 8500 revenue meter), Power Measurement’s ION EEM software, and associated telecommunications support. The system supports real-time collection, analysis and manipulation of energy consumption data including electricity, gas and water usage. In the future, the system can be expanded to monitor steam, chilled water and oil.
The system is expected to help New York reduce State energy consumption by 35 percent by 2010.