ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Power Generation   |   High Voltage Transmission   |   Substation Construction

Substation Automation   |   Distribution Automation   |   Wind Power Plant  |   Solar Power Plant

Power Generation

GEOTHERMAL
Geothermal energy is heat derived below the earth’s surface which can be harnessed to generate clean, renewable energy. This vital, clean energy resource supplies renewable power around the clock and emits little or no greenhouse gases — all while requiring a small environmental footprint to develop. The Energy Department is committed to responsibly developing, demonstrating, and deploying innovative technologies to support the continued expansion of the geothermal industry.


ECM has provided innovative and creative solutions that will benefit commercial, government, educational, healthcare and multi-residential environments. ECM designs and builds geothermal energy systems for campus facilities or single buildings
 

As a full service energy provider, we optimize a building’s overall performance and manage costs by analyzing current energy use, then custom engineering a geothermal energy system that can provide up to 100% of needed heating, cooling and hot water.


ECM develops geothermal systems for property developers, architects, property owners, mechanical engineers and industrial/commercial business developers that offer cost effective solutions that integrate fully into all types of buildings. Through different types of contracts such as design/build, power purchase agreements or energy savings performance contracts, we offer simple financing solutions that can help institutional facility managers meet sustainability mandates within existing budgets, or allow condominium developers and corporations to upgrade new or existing properties with minimal up-front costs. We also offer attractive pricing for owner/operators who want to purchase geothermal systems.

HYDROELECTRICITY

Hydroelectricity is generated through the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water. When water is released from a reservoir through a dam, it spins a turbine connected to a generator that produces electricity. The water returns to the river on the downstream side of the dam.
 
ECM offers a turn-key solution for your hydroelectric needs. We provide assistance in obtaining project funding, provide project controls and value engineering, develop risk assessment and mitigation plans, perform facility optimization assessments, monitor compliance,  audit infrastructure development and provide  energy solutions and services.


There are many significant advantages to using hydroelectric power:

  • Renewable energy source Hydroelectricity uses the energy of running water, without reducing its quantity, to produce electricity.

  • Improves feasibility of utilizing other energy sourcesHydro plants with accumulation reservoirs offer incomparable operational flexibility since they can immediately respond fluctuations in the demand for electricity, which allows for the use of intermittent sources of energy.

  • Promotes guaranteed energy and price stabilityRiver water is a domestic resource which, contrary to fuel or natural gas, is not subject to market fluctuations.

  • Contributes to the storage of drinking waterHydroelectric power plant reservoirs collect rainwater, which can then be used for consumption or for irrigation. In storing water, they protect the water tables against depletion and reduce our vulnerability to floods and droughts.

  • Increases the stability and reliability of electricity systemsEnergy generated by hydroelectric installations can be injected into the electricity system faster than that of any other energy source. The capacity of hydroelectric systems to reach maximum production from zero in a rapid and foreseeable manner makes them exceptionally appropriate for addressing alterations in the consumption and providing ancillary services to the electricity system, thus maintaining the balance between the electricity supply and demand

  • Helps fight climate changesThe hydroelectric life cycle produces very small amounts of greenhouse gases (GHG). In emitting less GHG than power plants driven by gas, coal or oil, hydroelectricity can help retard global warming. Although only 33% of the available hydroelectric potential has been developed, today hydroelectricity prevents the emission of GHG corresponding to the burning of 4.4 million barrels of petroleum per day worldwide

  • Improves the air we breatheHydroelectric power plants don't release pollutants into the air. They very frequently substitute the generation from fossil fuels, thus reducing acid rain and smog. In addition to this, hydroelectric developments don't generate toxic by-products.

  • Significant contribution to developmentHydroelectric installations bring electricity, highways, industry and commerce to communities, thus developing the economy, expanding access to health and education, and improving the quality of life

  • Clean, cheap energy for today and tomorrowWith an average lifetime of 50 to 100 years, hydroelectric developments are long-term investments that can benefit multiple generations. They can be easily upgraded to incorporate more recent technologies and have very low operating and maintenance costs

  • Instrument for sustainable developmentHydroelectric enterprises that are developed and operated in a manner that is economically viable, environmentally sensible and socially responsible represent the best concept of sustainable development. That means, "…development that today addresses people's needs without compromising the capacity of future generations for addressing their own needs"

(World Commission on the Environment and Development, 1987).

WIND POWER PLANT

Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy, such as using wind turbines to make electricity or wind mills for mechanical power.


Applications of wind energy range from small scale, home-based off-grid applications to large scale applications integrated in the national distribution grids in various countries. Our flexible service offers you various options for energy use. It can feed the electricity from your wind turbine system into a house grid, a public utility grid or an autonomous Sunny Island grid.


SOLAR POWER PLANT

We offer professionally designed, reliable and cost effective solar energy solutions.

We install solar power systems in all capacities and sizes to domestic costumers, real estate, institutions and industrial plants.

ECM Solar water heating solutions can be designed effectively to provide for 70%-90% of water heating needs. The systems provide hot water for domestic use, space heating and pre-heats to boilers. All our systems come with back up heating capabilities. Solar Water Heating Systems are very effective in residential, family applications, as well as facilities such as hospitals, dorms, hotels and nursing homes where they experience constant hot water demands. In addition, schools, commercial offices and restaurants with intermittent water heating loads reap substantial benefits.

ECM has extensive experience in the solar thermal market, and our products and services provide low maintenance and best in class

performance.

 

ECM offers the following System designs:

  • Pressurized, closed loop systems

  • Pressurized, open loop systems

  • Open loop/Direct systems

  • Thermosiphon systems

  • Split systems

High Voltage Transmission

High-voltage transmission lines are used to transmit electric power over relatively long distances, usually from a central generating station to main substations. They are also used for electric power transmission from one central station to another for load sharing. High voltage (HV) transmission lines are made of high voltage (between 138 and 765 kilovolts) overhead and underground conducting lines of either copper or aluminum.

  • Conceptual design of standards, compact and multi-circuit power line configurations

  • Conductor bundle optimization, based on lifecycle cost analysis

  • Line profiling

  • Insulation coordination and electro-magnetic compatibility studies

Substation Construction

From start to finish, ECM Solutions Group is the best choice for your substation construction project.
 

  • Drilled pier and cast in place foundation installation

  • Steel structure installation

  • Electrical equipment installation and assembly

  • Electrical conductor and aluminum bus welding

  • Testing and commissioning

  • Oil retention structures

  • Isolated phase bus-duct installation and retro-fitments for all domestically available Iso-Phase systems

Substation Automation

ECM Solution Group does new and retrofit installations. Intelligent substation automation provides protection, control, automation, monitoring, and communication capabilities as a part of a comprehensive substation solution.


We give real-time software functionalities to substations enabling interfaces with its peers to adapt and respond to dynamically changing system conditions.

Substation automation management system software key features are:

  • Automatic supervision of interlocks

  • Graphical presentations of safety procedures

  • Local & global alarm & warnings

  • Detect fault location – useful for distribution systems

  • Intelligent interlocking system

  • Diagnostics of disturbances

  • Automation with supervisory & advisory control

  • Substation control via operator

  • Enforce complex logic for device protection & coordination

  • Programmable Logic Editor with online compiling & execution

  • Automatic generation of switching sequences

  • Enterprise-wide view of system via intelligent one-line diagram

  • Automated retrieval of all data from the substation

  • Security control with multiple access levels

 

Substation automation management system software key benefits are:

  • Minimizes outages

  • Reduces operating & maintenance costs

  • Enhances information management

  • Improves productivity

  • Improves asset management

Distribution Automation
 

The term distribution automation can be applied to many aspects of the electric power delivery system, from the control center to the substation, to the feeders and indeed to the customer revenue meters. The success or failure of an automation program hinges on proper selection of equipment and communications to seamlessly integrate data into the utility control room. The key is to choose equipment that leverages your current assets wherever possible. With the latest in high speed communication technology, there has never been a better time for utilities to extend their automation beyond the substation.


ECM Solutions Group has years of experience dealing with systems such as automatic sectionalizing and SCADA controlled switching. Known for our experience with automation projects and power delivery planning, ECM Solution Group understands both the benefits and the technology involved with DA.


Utilities using DA can achieve:

  • Minimizes outages

  • Significant reduction outage time for customers, with minimal circuit reconfiguration resulting in improved reliability indices

  • Automatic/semi-automatic feeder tie switches

  • Reduction in travel time to remote locations, reducing fuel and labor costs

  • Reduction in feeder patrol time to isolate faults

  • Information reported back to the office immediately, providing a clearer picture of what is happening in the field