Energy Awards Shortlist 2018

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We are proud to announce IMServ has been shortlisted in the Energy Awards 2018’s Energy Data Collection and Analysis Projects, for our work with PD Ports.


Our remit for PD Ports in Middlesbrough was to provide automatic measuring and monitoring of energy data from 15 electricity substations and switch rooms of its 779-acre Teesport estate.

We deployed 19 MID-approved (Measuring Instrument Directive) Sub Meters. We then provided PD Ports with online access to the Half Hourly data from these meters through our cloud-based software analytics platform.

Our Energy Data Collection services provided valuable insights for PD Ports on consumption patterns, time of use data, profiling of energy consumption and generation identification. The metering devices, coupled with the visibility of data provided PD Ports with the facility to alter equipment operations around time of use tariffs. It was also used as evidence for the FiT (Feed in Tariff) payments.

The project delivered immediate results, including the removal of the labour and transport costs of collecting the meter reads.

However, an unforeseen but immediate benefit for PD Ports was the identification of PD Ports’ ship-to-shore cranes generating electricity, which was being consumed elsewhere onsite.

The metering data discovered this generation being 11% of the total energy consumed. To quantify this, in a sample week the three cranes consumed 22,600kWh of which 2,520kWh was being generated.

This generation, when fully harnessed, would provide a net benefit for their Teesport Port for the full year via a reduction in grid supply of around 131,000kWh, of circa £19,000 and 52TCo2.

IMServ predicts that there is a potential of 11.7MWh of energy generated each year that is not being harnessed from port crane operations. Should all UK container port’s replicate this project, coupled with new crane technology, they could generate reduce demand on the grid by £1.7million and avoid 4,500 TCo2 annually. A substantial benefit to the UK’s ports and a substantial realised reduction in demand from the National Grid.

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