Our work at the Bright Building is a perfect example of how microgrids and IoT can provide greater Energy Monitoring to reduce building costs and improve efficiency.
At the Bright Building our main focus was monitoring the Tesla battery and the building’s overall energy draw. We consistently monitored a wide range of metrics such as kWh, kW, Power Factor, Frequency and more.
The battery is an essential asset for the building as it provides protection against power outages, avoidance of costly triad periods and DSR functionality. As the battery is so integral to the building, it was vital that we consistently monitor the asset to ensure its stability, charging/discharging times and the battery’s required energy levels. With IoT sensors, coupled with the Hark Platform we’re able to provide detailed data into the day to day operations of the battery.
After providing this initial insight, we began taking control of the battery, providing a scheduling system with ad-hoc actions functionality on top. Automatically controlling the asset means we could charge the battery at specific times when energy prices are at their lowest and discharge at peak times. During triad periods, the battery powers the whole building, avoiding the expensive costs.
The longer our machine learning algorithms are in place, the higher the level of efficiency we will achieve at the Bright Building, and we’re in talks to expand this offering to various infrastructures worldwide. To find out more about how we are helping companies become more energy efficient, then get in touch.