SIMATIC powerrate – Proactive energy management
Notice on product life cycle
Effective April 1, 2020, the energy management software SIMATIC powerrate V4 will be phased out. This means that all affected product packages will no longer be listed in the product catalog; however, they will still be available for at least another year
Proactive load management with SIMATIC Energy Suite
Starting with version 16 of TIA Portal SIMATIC Energy Suite offers the capability of avoiding load peaks and distributing loads smoothly.
Optimize energy consumption with SIMATIC powerrateIn all industries in which energy efficiency plays a crucial role, the software program SIMATIC powerrate from Siemens can reduce energy costs by preventing power peaks. No separate, dedicated system environment is needed thanks to SIMATIC powerrate’s complete integration in the SCADA system SIMATIC WinCC.
Reliably comply with agreed power limits with WinCC
Power supply limits which are contractually agreed with power providers are an instrument for limiting energy costs. Power providers generally offer reduced rates for constant, calculable power values. Plant operators unable to adhere to their agreed power limits face significantly higher procurement prices, surcharges or even penalties.
The load management feature of SIMATIC powerrate carries out cyclic trend calculations in order to issue warnings and alarms if violation of the limit is likely and to switch off loads in accordance with the given configuration if required. This enables plant operators to avoid penalty payments and lower their energy costs.
To prevent unnecessary switching operations, numerous parameters are available for adapting the load management to the current process conditions – and all this can be done easily and conveniently via faceplates. For loads that are distributed over different PLCs, SIMATIC powerrate contains appropriate PLC-to-PLC communication blocks which can be used to integrate these loads into the load management system.
SIMATIC powerrate also norms, visualizes and archives the average energy consumption and power values: On a plant-wide level, SIMATIC powerrate for the SIMATIC WinCC process visualization system delivers an impressive performance. The software records all energy-related consumption data of the plant, correlates them to the specific electrical loads, visualizes them clearly, and saves them in the archive.
Important things to know about SIMATIC powerrateHere you’ll find more information about SIMATIC powerrate. Support links guide you for example to product-specific FAQs, manuals, product notes and technical data. Find out too about our practical range of services such as Energy Analytics and MindSphere.
Our experts will gladly assist and advise you
Please do not hesitate to contact our experts to clarify any questions you may have about proactive energy management with SIMATIC powerrate. Whether it’s about load management, data management, visualization or evaluation – your contact person at Siemens is waiting to personally assist you.