Digital Energy Management System

KBC’s Digital Energy Management System aligns energy and emissions reduction goals with KBC proprietary technologies and clear visualization to achieve consistent year-on-year operational improvements on the decarbonization journey.

symbol of a leaf on computer circuit board
Energy dashboard

Optimize Energy Efficiency

Millions of dollars of savings are available with minimal impact on production through energy efficiency improvements.

Almost all industrial sites must implement a decarbonization strategy driven by corporate commitments, legislative requirements, and/or investor pressure.  A critical early step that can be carried out now in the path to decarbonization is to reduce emissions by optimizing energy efficiency.

However, the lack of structured and automated energy management processes makes finding the root cause of inefficiencies difficult, as well as achieving and sustaining improvements.

Watch the webinar

Energy Supply Optimization

Maximize the efficiency of the supply of energy to the process units through real-time utility system optimization by including the Visual MESA® software in the Digital Energy Management System solution.

Find out more

Optimize Energy Use

Optimize energy use in the process units via the implementation of energy metrics systems which can be underpinned by process digital twins handling complex yield versus energy trade-offs in real-time.

Opportunity Identification and Tracking

Automated identification and subsequent tracking of improvement ideas, including no or low-cost items through to capital projects. Includes a digital RoadMap capability to monitor decarbonization progress.

A Flexible, Tailored Solution

A solution that can grow over time by combining modeling, optimization, and visualization tools with consulting input from industry-leading subject matter experts.

A Unique Combination of Technology and Expertise

At its core, KBC's Digital Energy Management System can be utilized to track and report energy use and emissions with clear visualization of performance trends. However, this simple premise is underpinned by over 40 years of expertise, and this core system is expandable depending on the size, complexity, and needs of the assets involved. 

Therefore, KBC's Digital Energy Management System can also be defined as an umbrella solution that combines the modeling and optimization capabilities of Visual MESA® and Petro-SIM® applications alongside input from world-leading subject matter experts. As a result, KBC offers an unrivaled capability to provide a fully comprehensive Digital Energy Management System solution, including process, utilities, energy metrics, reporting, dashboarding, AI/ML, etc., with the consulting capability and experience in sustainable solutions to back it up.

Energy Optimization
Better Use of Time
Digital Cloud-Based Solutions
Decarbonization Now
pie chart energy reduction 20 percent

Energy is the highest controllable operating cost on most sites. Therefore, saving energy has always been and will be the most reliable way to reduce operating costs in a volatile market.

KBC's full optimization capability typically reduces site energy use by around 20% with a corresponding emissions reduction. KBC's Digital Energy Management System is a crucial contributor to this saving through the optimization of utility systems and process energy usage.  

Site engineers are often stretched in terms of time, including preparing performance reports. The automated Digital Energy Management System implementation allows engineers to focus on areas that matter.

The power of data insights will also play a critical role. For example, if an Energy engineer has a detailed drill-down of emissions influencers or an operations manager has a focused view of production or energy trade-off with clear emissions and energy cost impact, it will enable rapid and improved responses than ever before in achieving your Net-Zero journey.

The impact of digital technologies on energy transition is a win-win situation from all ends. Cloud and open platforms not only eliminate the need for infrastructure and reduce the cost of ownership but result in faster delivery cycles. In addition, digital transformation technology makes collaboration, knowledge sharing, and learning easy, improving decision-making.

CO2 reduction graph

The 2020s have been declared the “decade of action” in emission reduction by the United Nations. Yet, today, the only way to live up to corporate sustainability and decarbonization goals is by adopting a brand-new way of thinking.

The energy renaissance is here to stay, and companies that fail to jump on the ‘data-led innovation train’ are at serious risk of falling behind. If organizations remember that every small move toward sustainability today is an investment into the future and that profitability and sustainability can co-exist—the day is not far when net-zero will no longer be a distant goal but a modern-day reality.

Chris Bealing - Profile Picture

Chris Bealing

Integrated Digital Energy Management Solution Leader

Our expert on energy and emissions reduction

"In this energy transition period, many industrial facilities are at a crossroads in relevance, long-term sustainability, and profitability. It is becoming increasingly clear that reduced energy use and emissions alongside better energy management is a prerequisite for success.

Asset owners are faced with the urgent need to digitalize initiatives across their businesses, and energy and emissions are critical components in this digital journey. However, it is usually unclear how to begin regarding energy and carbon reduction, and KBC's Digital Energy Management System cuts through this uncertainty.

KBC aligns energy reduction goals with its proprietary technologies such as Visual MESA, Petro-SIM, and analytics known as Best Technology to systems that all stakeholders can use to continue navigating their decarbonization pathway."

More on this expert