Encorp Inc. (Windsor, CO) has expanded its distributed-energy services with the introduction of the Energy Management Center, a monitoring, alarming and reporting service that ensures gensets, engines and other distributed energy assets used for standby, peak shaving or co-generation applications run at peak efficiency. The Energy Management Center is one of the nation's first automated services to provide two-way communication with nearly all intelligent distributed-energy devices found in on-site power systems.
The Energy Management Center uses a communication gateway to extract data from the generation systems and transmit the information for analysis and reporting. The gateway can communicate with nearly all intelligent system devices. Using nearly any form of connectivity - from a simple phone line to a T1 line - the Energy Management Center immediately alerts operators via e-mail, pager or cell phone if a problem arises with an on-site power system, when regular maintenance is scheduled, and even predicts when something could go wrong.