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A Unified and Integrated Energy Management System for HVAC Spaces and Power House
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This paper describes a totally integrated energy management system throughout the plant and facilities. The equipment involves: the power plant (boilers, cogeneration turbines, chillers); HVAC of buildings; air handling and other distribution systems. The energy management system has the architecture for data transmission and processing including multilevel control and optimization through the plant and buildings. The key step in this work is to interface the power plant control and management system with the rest, under a unified energy management concept. The main advantages of the system has been: (i) the ability to optimize and coordinate the overall operation, (ii) to control the feedback loops for their optimum operation, (iii) to communicate between the levels of control hierarchy, all from the same operator station, and (iv) provide the high reliability and availability of the system.
Kaya, A.; Debban, G. D. (1988). A Unified and Integrated Energy Management System for HVAC Spaces and Power House. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.eslwin.tamu.edu). Available electronically from