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PMCS Title

Unlock the Full Potential of Power Networks Through Integration
Power Management Control System (PMCS) is a highly customizable, fully integrated end-to-end Energy Management Solution providing industry specific functional solutions for Monitoring, Power Quality, Control and Automation and Cost Allocation. Access GE Multilin and third-party devices and systems in real-time for graphical representations of substation equipment status, energy trends, remote control of devices and automated responses to system conditions. By optimizing methods used to control both processes and equipment, energy efficiency is realized to utilize assets more effectively and efficiently.


Informed Decisions

PMCS provides a clear and accurate perspective on the facility to make informed, timely decisions when overcoming challenge such as:

  • Energy costs escalating out of control
  • Revenue robbing process downtime
  • Premature equipment failure
  • Materials/Inventory loss and process stoppage due to power outages
  • Expensive system capacity upgrades

    Complete Solutions

    The GE Integrated Energy Management Solutions (IEMS) team provides complete integration solution service capabilities with PMCS including:

  • Consultation Services
  • IEMS Managed Solutions
  • IEMS Project Services
  • Solution Training
  • Maintenance
  • Support

    Key Benefits

    PMCS delivers a highly customized, comprehensively integrated Energy Management Solution with the following key benefits:

  • Improved predictive maintenance for less downtime – Identify maintenance tasks and make scheduled corrections to asset damage and downtime. Redundant configurations are also available to ensure maximum uptime and reduce outage risks.
  • Faster problem determination – Quickly pinpoint the root cause of problems using tools such as time-tagged alarms, sequence of events logs and triggered waveform capture.
  • Increased safety – Provide a centralized source of information, reducing the need for physical contact with equipment and reduce shop-floor or substation.
  • Higher productivity – Free up maintenance and repair personnel to perform other needed duties.
  • Improved power quality – Identify sources of "dirty" power and take corrective action to save wear and possible damage to critical production equipment and other loads.
  • Increased scalability - Open, comprehensive protocol and device support to easily integrate and expand existing systems and/or include a multitude of third-party devices in the system solution.

    The PMCS Monitoring module captures voltage, current, power, energy and demand data from various field devices such as meters, relays and breaker trip units providing insight on the status of main power feeders, branch circuits and electrical equipment.

    Typical monitored values include:

  • RMS current
  • Current demand
  • Peak current
  • RMS voltage
  • KW and KWh
  • Peak KW demand
  • KVA and KVAh
  • KVAR and KVARh
  • Power factor
  • Frequency
  • Event records

  • Facility overview and site plan.

    Oneline with asset details.

    Oneline overview of entire network.

    Events & Alarms

    Along with monitoring values, PMCS provides event and alarm management capabilities alerting operators through a multitude of channels for specific conditions and allowing them to acknowledge alarms remotely.

    Power Quality
    The Power Quality functional module collects data from integrated devices to determine power quality metrics and capture disturbances on the electrical network such as total harmonic distortion, individual harmonic distortion and sub-cycle transients. This previously unknown information is presented in a clear visual format to facilitate quick identification of dirty power sources and tracking of the resulting negative effects on other equipment. By employing mitigation techniques, the overall lifespan of electrical assets is increased and overall process downtime is reduced.

    Monitor and perform waveform analysis using updated device data.

    Monitor and perform waveform analysis using updated device data.

    Cost Allocation & Reporting

    The PMCS Cost Allocation and Reporting module is an essential tool for managing energy usage and identifying areas for cost savings. The Cost Allocation module provides functionality for the automated creation of power usage reports and capability to supply individual energy reports and bills for a variety of groupings by aggregating specific energy data. For example, billing can be generated with a variety of detail by device, by department/cost center, or by floor.

    The format of the reports and bills are fully customizable and can match the same format found in utility bills, including values such as total energy and peak demand power use based on time of use schedules, seasonal rate schedules and regionally specific rate structures.

    PMCS brings accountability to the facility by providing the capability to allocate costs based on usage and specifically identify usage for particular areas of the facility. This focuses the scope and increases the effectiveness of energy management strategies by providing measurable results.

    Cost Allocation also provides an easy to use utility configurator, which helps in understanding the costs that appear on the utility bill. Energy management strategies can be developed and tested to see the impact of load shedding, peak demand shaving, shifting rate schedules or even changing utility suppliers.

    Track energy consumption.

    Generate Power Utilization Efficiency (PUE) reports.

    Control & Automation

    The PMCS Control and Automation module provides capabilities to implement energy management solutions with automated strategies by interfacing directly with facility devices (GE and non-GE) controlling on-site generators, utility feeds and the power distribution network. The Control and Automation module along with GE devices allows the creation and implementation of customized control and automation schemes to protect assets and ensure optimal energy efficiency and value.

  • Implement fast load shedding strategies by isolating local system anomalies to prevent catastrophic system failure and plant shutdown.
  • Reduce the chaotic effects of utility power outages by employing automatic transfer schemes that shed non-critical loads, switch to stable power feeds and control start-up of generators.
  • Reduce energy charges with automated shedding of non-critical loads duing peak rate times.
  • Reduce peak demand surcharges through automated staging of equipment during process start-up.

  • Perform remote control safely and securely.


    Integrated Energy Management Solutions

    Deep Industry Expertise and Comprehensive Energy Services Offerings

    GE Digital Energy brings together more than 20 years of both functional and industry specific expertise and experience to deliver complete, end-to-end energy solutions from consulting and design to delivery, maintenance and support. Through a comprehensive and industry diverse resource base of experienced energy professionals, the GE Integrated Energy Management Solutions (IEMS) team focuses on solutions to optimize client energy assets to help clients drive business value and growth through their core industry expertise.

    Load Shed Application


    A major food and beverage corporation needs to control electrical energy demand to key manufacturing equipment to stay under peak demand levels and to ensure service continuity to critical loads on other automated assembly line operations. Loss of power to the critical assembly line operations would cause significant loss of raw materials and a lengthy restart process subject to regulatory inspection.

    PMCS Solution

    Easily configure, maintain and monitor load shed status.
    GE's Multilin Load Shedding solution provides immediate business benefits through reducing downtime and eliminating the need to restart processes. It keeps critical processes running by identifying when there is a lack of power and dynamically shedding least critical loads to keep processes essential to the business running. Moreover, GE Digital Energy's Load Shedding solution provides ongoing risk reduction for outages and automates outage processes when load shedding is required.

    Key Benefits

    • User friendly and manageable solution allowing dynamic changes to system settings and load priorities
    • System intelligence to shed only necessary loads based on generation and real-time load consumption values
    • Very fast load shedding system to prevent plant shutdowns as a result of generation loss
    • Advanced protection schemes to increase the reliability and availability of power as well as protect and monitor critical assets such as transformers, generators and motors
    • Reduction in operation and maintenance costs through use of IEC 61850 communication standards
    • Automatic reports generation to facilitate record keeping and further analysis and optimization
    • Highly customizable, scalable and easily integrated solution for a variety of applications
    Power Quality Application


    A leading data center is concerned about the power quality of the electrical network and has requirements to analyze the energy usage throughout the facility as well mitigate risks due to critical equipment outages. Their customers have critical uptime requirements and service level agreements.
    PMCS Solution

    Monitor power quality.
    Using PMCS, data can be obtained from a wide array of points from Utility feeds down to the health of individual devices. Leveraging and analyzing this data through PMCS reporting allows simulations and informed decisions based on facts, eliminating the guesswork and implementation of trial and error solutions.

    By monitoring and trending key data points from devices the lifespan of electrical assets are also more accurately predicted, thereby reducing risk of critical equipment outage.

    Key Benefits

    Remotely capture of disturbances on the electrical network such as harmonic distortion and sub-cycle transients Quick identification of dirty power sources and tracking of the resulting negative effects on equipment Support preventative action before costly process shutdown
    Motor Control Application


    Within a petrochemical refinery facility, motors provide the lifeline to driven equipment required to maintain critical processes with significant uptime during production and operations. A failure of one of these critical motors could be detrimental to personnel safety, production and have serious environmental consequences. From a business perspective, a motor failure can lead to significant risks and costs associated with impacts such as production downtime, loss of materials, asset repair/replacement and safety and environmental liability. Thus ensuring motors are running efficiently and reliably is fundamental from both an operational and business perspective.
    PMCS Solution

    Track energy consumption.
    GE Multilin's PMCS Motor Protection Solution which includes the M60 Motor Protection device, provides advanced condition monitoring and asset life reporting to avoid expensive repairs, process interruption and losses because of motor failure.

    The solution offers comprehensive protection and control solutions for medium to large sized three phase motors and includes advanced automation and communication capabilities, extensive I/O options and powerful fault recording features that can simplify postmortem fault analysis and help minimize motor downtime.

    Key Benefits

  • Advanced protection sensitivity through a flexible thermal model
  • Enhanced motor health diagnostics
  • Multiple communication options including embedded IEC 61850
  • Seamless integration into SCADA and DCS systems