Invensys Operations Management (Australia) recently introduced its ROMeo® 5.2 solution for industrial utilities optimization, built on its proven SimSci-Esscor™ optimization software. This solution focuses on the needs of large enterprises that have several options to produce, buy or sell energy to meet the demands of the processing facilities.
At most of these operating sites, the cost of power and utilities is often the largest controllable operating expense. Rising energy costs and stringent environmental regulations are making companies increasingly aware of energy efficiency solutions. Most companies are responding with demand-side energy management strategies that target process improvements or modifications to reduce energy usage. However, supply-side energy (utilities) management offers the opportunity to reduce consumption through improved sourcing. The Invensys solution introduces several new capabilities and functions that simulate steam turbines, gas turbines, heat recovery system generators, boilers, headers and several others plant utility systems.
“With its utilities optimization functionality, our solution can help our customers not only meet federal and local emission control regulations, but also optimize the amount and type of energy that is consumed by their processing facilities,” said Harpreet Gulati, product director, Invensys Operations Management. “Invensys solutions built on ROMeo were already the market-leading choice for process-side optimization and energy management, but version 5.2 of SimSci-Esscor ROMeo optimization software now provides a unique platform that can be used for both demand-side and supply-side energy optimization.”