Energy management is the process of monitoring, controlling and conserving energy for better utilization of our natural resources. Today, it has become a universal need to conserve energy in all forms – use of gas in cooking, use of power in electrical appliances, and use of water in our daily consumption. This universal need to conserve and intelligently monitor energy has led to changes in legislation, economic pricing, and the vital need to decrease our carbon footprints. Smart Embedded Technology has shown the way to solve the problem of our over-dependence on the fast depleting fossil fuel by implementing Strategic and Intelligent Energy Management Systems.
Energy can be intelligently managed by tracking wastage, stopping leakage, help reduce unnecessary consumption and usage of anti-tampering devices with security. Not just monitoring, but Advanced Metering and Auditing Systems can go a long way in helping conserve energy, reduce costs, and improve our energy usage efficiency in the coming future.
Due to technological innovations made in the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Advanced Data Management (ADM), SmartCard Prepaid Metering, as opposed to Postpaid Metering, now alleviates key hurdles that had caused the slow adoption of Automated Meter Reading (AMR). The Customer or Client now has greater control over tracking their usage and consumption.
ECM has developed a range of Smart and Intelligent Energy Meters. These Meters accurately measure Gas, Water, and/or Electricity Consumption, and can be implemented as individual metering units or as an integrated system. An end-consumer can monitor their usage and consumption via an LCD installed on their premise, and thereby have the power to track and control consumption.
ECM has started release of the first set of meters with SmartCard based Prepaid Modules. These meters are equipped to handle world-class SmartCards. ECM has integrated cutting edge technology and AMR/AMI, to streamline billing and payment systems with Energy Management Systems like Capacity Planning and Distribution Management.
A single framework, Energia, to handle and aggregate different types of operational and managerial tasks from a single place or even from different work areas, has been developed to render a more robust and intelligent management of Energy usage.
ECM leverages web technology along with advanced and lightweight communication technologies ensuring less overheads and efficient communication between endpoints and management servers.