Diminishing resources, rising prices, increased sensitivity to environmental issues; the efficient use of energy is more important today than ever before, especially in areas with high consumption. Using intelligent power management together with energy-efficient components can easily optimize energy management in process plants and significantly reduce operating costs. Take advantage of systematic, scalable solutions: from basic power monitoring to complete, integrated energy management with transparent visualization of consumption, originator-based allocation and automatic load management.


Comprehensive portfolio for efficient, integrated energy management: Siemens offers interlinked hardware and software components for efficient energy management from the field through to the company management level. SIMATIC powerrate standardizes, visualizes and archives energy and average power values and monitors power limits based on process and user-specific requirements. b.data offers many features for advanced energy management in the direction of energy accounting, controlling, planning and procurement, and provides meaningful KPIs for reporting transparency.

A wide range of functions for energy management on the control system level: SIMATIC powerrate for SIMATIC PCS 7

The SIMATIC powerrate Add-on integrates all three steps of Siemens’ energy management within the process control system. SIMATIC powerrate seamlessly integrates into SIMATIC PCS 7, records relevant energy data from the field using additional function blocks and prepares it for further processing. Ready-made faceplates, are available for visualization and processing of energy data, with minimal configuration required. Excel functions provide automated allocation of energy consumption/costs to cost centers, production plants or batches, and reduce the burden of reporting considerably.

Maximum transparency through consistent, uninterrupted data acquisition

The energy data measured by intelligent sensors and actuators are collected by SIMATIC PCS 7, processed and finally saved in the standard PCS 7 archive. The information is visualized on operator stations and additional analysis can also be performed. The combination of energy data and process data in the same system allows simplified calculation of energy specific production data.