eDNA

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Data historian software that collects, stores, displays, and reports real-time operational and engineering information from all operational assets. eDNA processes and stores real time data directly from electronically enabled utility meters, plant information systems, and building control systems, regardless of the source of the data (eDNA is vendor agnostic). The system stores this data in its original time stamped resolution in a highly compressed format allowing years to decades of high resolution data to be stored online and instantly accessible for analysis. Weather data can be collected and correlated with utility consumption for a complete view of energy needs. Utility information can be automatically collected from electronically enabled utility meters enabling up to the second reporting. eDNA has a distributed architecture, allowing many small eDNA systems to be deployed in disparate locations and a central eDNA database (at the summary or enterprise level) can provide access to all of the data from the various locations.

eDNA also interfaces to the EBS utility information management and billing system (a subsidiary ledger for utility information). With EBS, eDNA becomes the Energy Efficiency Management (EEM) system. EBS was designed to meet the complex utility accounting and reporting needs of a large organization with 100s or 1,000s of buildings and accounts often spread across multiple campus locations. EBS uses a highly flexible cost allocation structure ensuring direct access to meter, account, building, and defined group cost and consumption information. Screen Shots

Keywords

energy data management, on-line data archive

Validation/Testing

InStep Software has a rigorous Quality Assurance program. InStep�s software products are used throughout the world, including in many Nuclear power facilities where quality assurance paramount.

Expertise Required

InStep Software provides full eDNA training with every eDNA product sold. Additional training is available from InStep. Knowledge of the information available from the systems eDNA will collect data from is helpful but not required.

Users

Thousands of users in hundreds of plants throughout the world use the eDNA data historian.

Audience

Organizations that have many meters and buildings or campuses and have a need to organize the utility consumption information, including information regarding generated utilities, for analysis, reporting, cost allocation and rate negotiation - typically corporations, government organizations and universities.

Input

eDNA is configured with many standard engineered unit conversion factors, users may want to add specific factors � conversion factors are easily added to eDNA through the calculation module included with the software.

Output

Information is presented in the preformatted output includes demand schedules, purchased utility consumption by meter/building and department/fund, generated utility consumption by meter/building and department/fund. eDNA includes rate schedule analysis and load profiles. eDNA also allows the user to use Excel directly with the eDNA data. eDNA Web provides web-based access to eDNA trend and view screens to view meter information in the same manner as users of the eDNA client software, including access to the same screens.

Computer Platform

eDNA billing system client requires Windows 2000 Professional. eDNA Server must be Windows 2000.

Programming Language

C, C++, .NET, API allows programming in Visual Basic and Java.

Strengths

eDNA data historian software collects, stores, displays, and reports real-time operational and engineering information from all of a Universities operational assets. The eDNA Historian processes and stores real time data directly from electronically enabled utility meters, plant information systems, and building control systems.

Weaknesses

eDNA is not a relational database, it is specifically optimized to store time-series data. eDNA interfaces to relational databases to support relational data management needs.

Contact

Company:

InStep Software

Address:

55 East Monroe Street
Suite 2710
Chicago, Illinois 60603
United States

Telephone:

+1 (312) 894-7862

Facsimile:

+1 (312) 894-7840

E-mail:

info@instepsoftware.com

Website:

http://www.instepsoftware.com

Availability

Cost varies, based on features and any customization required. Contact InStep Software for more information.