Energy Optimization – Energy management and optimization

Energy management for cost-efficient production

With SAP MII (SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence) Energy Optimization®, IGZ provides a solution that reduces costs by deriving energy-saving potential. The solution makes it possible to visualize energy consumption comprehensively online and to control it in an energy-optimized way. It also supports the use of new technologies, such as smart grids. The need for an efficient use of energy is also particularly pressing due to scarce resources, rising and fluctuating energy costs, temporary supply shortages and increasing pressure from legislators.

Energy Optimization® at a glance

Sustainable and efficient energy use should be integrated into any overall corporate strategy. Through actively controlled energy use, companies have the opportunity to secure a competitive advantage over their competitors and to minimize risks and costs. With SAP MII (SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence) Energy Optimization®, IGZ ensures a detailed online analysis of the energy use of all forms of energy of the entire company location. From a site overview, it is possible to refine down to the product and process level as well as to the individual consumer, e.g. a machine.

Connections between the manufacturing process and energy consumption become highly transparent, weak points in the use of energy can be quickly identified and concrete action scenarios can be derived safely.

Energy saving potentials become visible, energy flows of the plants and units are constantly monitored and evaluated in detail. A source-related allocation of load peaks and energy flows to individual systems and machines is easily possible. The controlled automatic shutdown of Prio-B consumers in day times with increased energy consumption leads to a significant reduction and avoidance of peak loads. Supported by long-term evaluations of energy indicators and trends, meaningful energy reports can be generated, e.g. as a basis for audits or for long-term energy use planning.


  • Precise capture and online transparency of all energy data
  • Continuous monitoring of measuring points
  • Identification of uneconomical, energy-intensive consumers
  • Load reduction and avoidance of load peaks
  • Order and material-related recording of energy values
  • Detailed reporting enables long-term analysis for continuous performance control
  • Logical summary of physical counters / measuring points (e.g. cost centre assignment, evaluation by department, areas, plant groups, …)
  • Detailed analysis of energy-critical plants and aggregates
  • Alerting of flexible receiver circuits in case of load overrun
  • Flexible configuration
  • Automatic, load-orientated and coordinated shutdown
  • Precise cost centre recording is possible
  • Live cockpit monitoring and alerting enable fast response

Key Facts

  • Visualization of any energy consumption
  • Derivation of energy saving potentials
  • Cost reduction by avoiding energy peaks
  • Automatic shutdown of Prio-B consumers during peak periods
  • Long-term evaluations of energy figures and trends

Forms of energy

  • Electricity
  • Gaseous media (for example natural gas, process steam, compressed air, …)
  • Cooling energy
  • Thermal energy
  • Liquid media (for example fresh water)

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