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SAP MII Energy Analysis | Does it support differential Tariff handling?

We are planning to implement energy monitoring for one of the clients. Can the current solution(out-of-box) support differential energy rates for day of a week. We have a scenario where power rates vary based on weather it is a holiday, normal day a,a weekend, etc.

Has anyone tried this and has any idea? Thanks in advance for taking some time out for this.

Best Regards,

Swaroop

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  • Mike Appleby Yeah, custom is anyways a solution.

    Thanks again,

    Swaroop

  • Hi Swaroop,

    I missed that this was a pre-configured solution in MII. But the external source of pricing information comment still holds true, especially when based on the weather (seasonal changes?). The project I did long ago had rigid costs differences based solely on the time of day. I would guess that each utility would handle it differently. Best solution if the rates/tariffs vary dynamically instead of with fixed rules would probably be a web service from the utility or something equivalent. If I remember right, we stored the pricing details in the PI historian and retrieved them via PCo as we did not have a database in the system. I'm not entirely sure as it was a long time ago.

    Cheers, Mike

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    Posted on Oct 24, 2019 at 07:35 AM

    Learnt from SAP that the functionality is not provided yet.

    Regards,

    Swaroop

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  • Posted on Oct 23, 2019 at 11:36 AM

    Hi Swaroop,

    Been done before:

    https://blogs.sap.com/2010/12/02/join-osisoft-and-sap-for-a-special-eco-innovation-forum-session-on-energy-and-carbon-management/

    https://archive.sap.com/kmuuid2/d0b2091c-6fc9-2d10-fb98-eb3fb3a84471/Energy%20and%20Carbon%20Management%20with%20OSIsoft%20and%20SAP%20Solutions.pdf

    But I don't think I understand what you mean by out of the box. You have to have a source for the variable energy pricing whether it is a table, a set of time range values, or some external webservice. For the system mentioned in the two links, we simply applied the rates at specific time intervals based on (if I remember right) a table with rates for specific times (which were the defined sampling points in a 24 hour day.

    Cheers, Mike

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    • Thank Mike for sharing this.

      Somehow, this does not answer the question however I learnt it from SAP that this is not provided as a built in solution with SAP MII energy monitoring capability.

      When I say out of the box, I was referring to SAP MII box and the package having capability to record week wise tariff plans, which is not provided as the moment.

      Best Regards,

      Swaroop

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