O'Neal, D. L.; Carlson, K. A.; Sweeney, J., Jr.; Milligan, K.(Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M University, 2002)
The purpose of this overview is to outline the metering points that will be monitored by the Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL). At three of the campuses, Alamo Community College District (ACCD) has a central energy management system (EMS) installed that has the capability to record energy data. It is ESL's intent to utilize this system to collect data for energy monitoring and commissioning purposes. Since ACCD does not monitor gas consumption, ESL would like to incorporate gas metering into the current EMS. ESL may recommend upgrading some or all of the existing Energy Management System's software and client PC workstations (these hardware/software upgrades are not included in this budget), hi order for ESL to link into the existing EMS, it will be necessary to install additional software (PCAnywhere) or equipment (mainly another PC workstation) near the existing EMS computer terminals. ESL would also like Ethernet lines connected to the PC workstation so the system could be accessed via Internet. Software development will be needed to extract and format the existing EMS data sequence, push the data to ESL's network and load it into ESL's databases.