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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.