ResourceKraft Energy Konnect.
Energy Konnect is an enterprise-grade software framework for the intelligent monitoring, management and analysis of demand-side energy data and energy costs.
ResourceKraft Energy Konnect is an enterprise-grade software framework for the intelligent monitoring, management and analysis of demand-side energy data and energy costs. Energy Konnect can serve as a framework for the development of stand-alone applications or its services may be incorporated into workflows in service oriented architectures (SOA).
Based on open standards, the Energy Konnect framework is hardware and operating system agnostic. It is a non-invasive system, acquiring data independently while providing information integration with the enterprise.
Energy Konnect provides the facilities to trace energy usage and energy related costs to source through any organisation structure.
Energy Konnect supports the application of business intelligence at a number of levels. Third-party tools can apply OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) to existing historical data. The integrated rules engine supports the uploading of business rules to the Energy Konnect framework. Through this feature, prepackaged rules developed by industry experts may be purchased independently and loaded into the rules engine. Uniquely, Energy Konnect can map observations to remedies and provide the necessary advice to support effective action.
Tariffs and Procurement
The tariff engine incorporated into Energy Konnect supports the creation and application of standard and custom tariffs. Energy Konnect maintains a history of the energy tariffs applied to organisational units, allowing historical costs to be calculated after tariffs have been changed. Energy Konnect also provides the facility to compare a number of tariffs across a period, supporting ‘what-if’ scenarios.
The flexibility of Energy Konnect’s tariff engine positions it for impending developments in energy tariffs such as demand response and smart grids. Currently, the tariff engine is used in ResourceKraft’s standard Advisor product to support the procurement process, allowing users to compare tariffs from various suppliers.
Regulatory and Compliance
Energy Konnect is an ideal framework for applications that manage and submit data for standards compliance. For example, the data model provides the necessary data to register a building and its meters for ENERGYSTAR’s Automated Benchmarking System. Usage data is also readily available for submission. Energy Konnect also has in-built support for carbon usage calculation.
In any organisation there may be several different approaches to organising energy data sources. Typically, the most obvious physical topology is unlikely to be the most applicable arrangement for business data analysis. The model at the core of Energy Konnect has the in-built flexibility necessary to model energy in terms of business units as well as temporary groupings e.g. project-specific groupings. While supporting flexibility and complex organisational structures, Energy Konnect provides the facilities to drill down and trace usage to source through any organisational structure, identifying what it cost and, if necessary, what corrective action must be taken. Energy Konnect also supports the validation of organisational structures. This avoids mis-configuration and resulting issues such as double counting of usage.
- Monitors electricity, gas, oil, water usage via ResourceKraft and third party meters
- Supports environmental sensors such as temperature and humidity
- Acquires meter data from BMS (Building Management Systems), SCADA (Supervising Control & Data Aquisition) and AMR (Automatic Meter Reading)/AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) systems
- Acquires comparative data from external sources e.g. manufacturing control systems
- Manual data input feature
Comprehensive Suite of Reports
- Standard & customized reports
- Reporting via online, email, SMS alerts
- Exports data to Microsoft Excel
- Management dashboards
- Public displays