The Production Scheduler module encompasses the accumulated heat loss and energy consumption in the network, the hydraulic constraints as defined in TERMIS and the forecasted load as result of predicted outdoor temperature and wind conditions.
Operational Cost Savings
The automatic Production Scheduler reduces your energy costs with approximately 2-5%, depending on the flexibility and the variation in fuels. Thus, improving not only your economy, but also reducing the CO2 emission.
The use of the Production Scheduler will see fewer boiler start-ups. As a result of this the maintenance will be reduced leading to an extension of the life span of these units.
The system can be completely embedded in your SCADA system and be provided by your usual supplier. This allows for an uninterrupted supplier support and you can work with the supplier you usually do business with.
The module requires limited or no intervention. The module is in operation around the clock. Save money all the time – every single day of the year.
Production Optimization Technology
The automatic Production Scheduler module uses SCADA data from the district energy network, creating the best possible basis for the optimization.
The module allows for common operational changes and adjustments such as valves being opened or closed, consumers with varying consumption, and variation in load during weekends and holidays.
Unusual operational interruptions, such as boilers being out of operation, will also be included in the calculation to provide the best status possible for the operation at all time.
TERMIS Production Scheduler continuously performs a load prediction for example based on a weather forecast downloaded from the Internet.
Based on the input stated in the preceding and knowledge of the network capacity, defined constraints, etc., the Production Scheduler provides the Operator with a schedule for the operation of the plants. Based on a production cycle of 24 hours, the schedule defines which plants to be used and which boilers.
The Production Scheduler can also be linked directly to the SCADA system, starting or stopping the units automatically.
The algorithm takes into account that the plants have different boilers with different fuel costs and different minimum operation time and start-up costs.