|The EMIS launched in Russia
Last year the delegation of the UNDP-GEF Project "Building energy efficiency in the North-West of Russia" participated in a study tour to get acquainted with the best practices of UNDP Croatia on the establishment of a municipal energy management system, which has been successfully operated on the territory of the Republic for several years. For Russia the creation of such a system is a novelty, although the relevance of this topic is obvious – the EMIS will help municipal administrations not only to receive data on energy flows in a public sector, but to control permanently, regulate, and the most important– to respond quickly to various contingencies and manage the process of consumption, meanwhile saving budget.
That is why immediately on return from the Republic of Croatia, the Project team initiated work on creation of urban energy management information system in the Pskov region, as one of the pilot areas of the Project. And today this system is being implemented based on JSC "Pskov communal systems'. The organization received from the Project server hardware, computers and all necessary software..
Now the software for energy management and energy monitoring -EMIS is installed on the server hardware and functions in Russian language. A special working group was created for the implementation of the system, which included both Russian and Croatian experts. Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak supported the extension and localization of the EMIS in Russia within an international cooperation and exchange of experience in the field of energy saving. FSBI "REA" was entrusted to create a roadmap for the EMIS dissemination on the territory of our country.
The EMIS system enables for any institution or separate building to analyze power consumption statistics depending on various parameters such as the time of day, time of year, weather conditions. You can also bring into the system objects of power generation and energy suppliers, to conduct statistics of change of tariffs and make the right and timely management decisions based on the received information. All existing data can be viewed graphically, with the specified time interval. There is a possibility in the software of bringing energy certificates, reports on energy audits, project documentation and any required documents, which will relieve and accelerate the search of necessary information for energy manager or other responsible person. Any information that is in the database can be exported to a personal computer in MS Excel format for further work with indicators. One of the advantages of this system over similar is that it helps to identify leaks and accidents, to make right decision for troubleshooting in the system of supply of resources by the method of extreme consumption. In general, we can say for sure that the EMIS helps to implement a set tasks of state policy in the field of energy saving.
In the near future, the number of objects of municipal property will set data collection and processing units (DCPU) from the meter station for energy consumption in the EMIS. This measure will help to receive information on the consumption of buildings of all types of energy resources and significantly relieve the work of persons responsible for energy saving in organizations. The pilot sample of the DCPU is already under installation in one of the budget institutions of Pskov and soon will start its operation. In the meantime, Russia's first Energy Manager Anna Krasnova has already begun to enter data manually on the budgetary institutions of the Pskov region in the localized EMIS.
The Project also plans to connect about 40 budgetary institutions in the Pskov region in automatic mode. The next stage of implementation of system of energy management and energy monitoring will be replication of the results, received in the Pskov region, to other pilot regions of the Project.