Houston – AVEVA will be a featured presenter at the upcoming EUEC (Energy, Utility and Environment Conference) 2012. The event takes place Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2012 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix.

AVEVA’s Sloane Whiteley, senior business consultant, will present “Roadmap for Implementation of the Next Generation Energy Management Information Solution.” The presentation will illustrate how, by implementing an Energy Management Information System (EMIS), process-intensive facilities can translate plant data into timely, actionable information. Plant decision-makers will realize cost savings and more accurately adhere to ISO energy management standards, such as the ISO 14000 series and the upcoming ISO 50001 for energy management systems. AVEVA’s presentation will explain the functional, physical and process components of the next generation EMIS, the anticipated benefits at the enterprise, facility and individual stakeholder level, as well as provide a phased implementation roadmap for such a system.

"Energy costs form a large portion of the operating costs of any plant,” said Whiteley. "That’s even more true at process intensive facilities such as refineries, power plants, and pulp and paper mills. Quoted industry data indicates that energy costs can be upwards of 25 percent of the operational costs of the plant. AVEVA will share its experience in how to get these costs under control, and to make sure each energy dollar is spent in the most efficient way possible via the use of a new generation of Energy Management Information Solutions built around a Digital Information Hub”.

Whiteley explained, "This Digital Information Hub brings together in one central and easy-to-use system all the relevant energy consumption information from every area of the plant. This means plant decision-makers can have the right information they need at the right time to make informed business decisions regarding the use of energy at their facility. This leads to more efficient energy use and cost savings across the entire plant. With oil and natural gas prices as volatile as they have been in recent years, the EMIS gives plant managers and executives a valuable tool to reign in energy costs by eliminating inefficiencies”.