Basic functions in SIMATIC PCS 7 and advanced features in SIMATIC powerrate are used to compress data and create transparency of all energy consumption.
Optimize energy utilization
Well-designed, optimized energy usage helps to reliably avoid costly consumption peaks and fully exploit untapped resources. SIMATIC powerrate makes it possible to actively monitor power limits with integrated load management. PCS 7 standard blocks calculate a continual consumption forecast using a running 15-minute average and compare this with specified limits. Based on this, for example, you can selectively switch off consumers to smooth large peaks and comply with the contractual limits made with energy suppliers. Loads can be quickly dropped in unstable supply networks, to continue operation of selected, critical plant components with the remaining supply line.