EMR signs two-year energy management deal with Powerhouse Generation

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Pictured: Sam Alexander and Sam Thompson, Powerhouse Generation with Mark Quinn, EMR Integrated Solutions



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23 May 2017 | 0

EMR Integrated Solutions has signed a two-year contract with electricity aggregator Powerhouse Generation to provide a custom supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for the company’s core business processes. The deal is woth an estimated €230,000.

Based on Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology, EMR’s solution takes live data from Internet-enabled field assets and delivers it to a centralised SCADA system, giving Powerhouse clients the ability control their power assets in real time by remotely withdrawing from or adding them to the power grid as required.

“The solution from EMR was custom-designed and built for Powerhouse and contains some unique features that set us apart from the competition. It not only gives us secure, granular visibility into our clients’ energy usage but uses the power of IIoT to centrally control load shedding or generator activation from our network operations centre, making the energy management process completely transparent to our customers,” said Sam Thompson, managing director, Powerhouse Generation.

Mark Quinn, managing director, EMR Integrated Solutions, said: “We took the concept of IIoT and designed a secure, resilient telemetry network which would meet the stringent regulatory demands of Powerhouse. Our liveLog remote terminal units are connected to client-side power generators and electricity control panels and essentially act as energy monitoring devices.

“They collect and despatch real time data via 3G/4G networks back to a centralised SCADA system located at Powerhouse’s network operations centre. This facilitates data driven decision-making and staff can remotely control client participation on the grid as required.”

EMR has already completed major infrastructure projects for Irish Water, Northern Ireland Water and a number of county councils throughout the country.

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