Energy consumption case study

Energy consumption management

Energy consumption problem

Lofos Edison is a modern residential complex. It's consisted of 202 luxurious residences (maisonettes and apartments) with a total of 34,000 m2 on a 70,000 m2 piece of land. Apart from the residential buildings, the Estate includes auxiliary spaces such as a health club and underground levels for 287 parking spaces. The total surface of green areas within the site as a landscape is 22,500; this includes communal and private garden areas. Some 700 people live within the complex boundaries.

Energy consumption for the Estate’s communal areas is mainly related to communal lighting, the health club and irrigation of green spaces. Energy consumption is also related to the operation of a wastewater biological treatment plant and the pumping of water from an underground well. The site has a central medium voltage intake from where it is distributed to support the communal loads mentioned above.

The estate’s administration committee had to face several issues related to energy consumption. Awareness of factors resulting to excessive consumption was limited.

During the previous years, high energy consumption was noted (25,000 - 40,000 kWh/month) with peak consumption during the summer months due to random gardening irrigation schedules.

Energy consumption insights

Through Meazon's cloud energy management solution, information on the energy consumption in kWh is accessible from everywhere. Meazon's web analytics provided an insight of the consumed energy not only in terms of quantity but also in terms of power quality. The Estate’s Committee got on the right path to effectively manage electrical loads according to their energy management policies. Easily installed equipment without the nuisance to integrate between different meters, data loggers and reporting systems. Within the next twelve months, the information gathered and the associated analytics gave an invaluable decision making tool for the interventions needed to save wasted energy.

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