Demand charges are expensive and can make up 40% of the utility bill. The powerful Aciex DSM Platform from Emacx Systems, Inc. will mitigate these demand charges without compromising operations at any time. Savings will be tracked and visualized in real-time.


When I was commenting on the “5 steps” of building intelligence I was trying explain that Emacx is one of the only companies I know that provides customers with a completely functional turnkey solution. There are a LOT of other companies showing customers a pathway to closed loop control, but it is usually proposed as a multi-project phased approach and rarely gets implemented to completion.

The 5 steps typically used for intelligent energy management solutions are based on the following:

1) Data Collection and Analysis
2) System Modeling
3) Measurement and Verification
4) Automated Control
5) Human Interaction

While attending a trade show recently I asked a few of the vendors of such energy management platforms, what percentage of their customers have systems using all “5 steps” and was told that very few ever get through the 4th step: Automated Control.

My point is that there are a lot of companies proposing analytics and energy management, some with spectacular graphics and great analysis tools. If you can’t automatically close the loop with automated controls that reduce loads in a timely manner while protecting the overall functionality of the system, you are just wasting your time.

Director, Load Management
Commercial and Industrial Energy Solutions


Powered by Aciex, St. Peter’s University in Jersey City participates in short-notice demand response events by automatically controlling the Co-Gen plant to balance the grid import with on-site generation. They run on solar power during afternoon peak hours and switch to low-rate grid power when the system detects that generation resources won’t meet load demands.


The Aciex Real-Time Energy Management Platform delivers the economic benefits of intelligent Demand Control (iDC), intelligent Demand Response (iDR), and the integration of Real-Time Pricing, and oversight of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in Microgrids.


Investors are looking typically where the market is headed and what will lead the way. Microgrids have become more popular over the last few years, and most likely will play a larger role in the future.