Smart Powerplan

For efficiently optimizing the power supply for an event, ZAP Concepts has developed a roadmap (click here to visit the webpage, only in Dutch):

First, we organize a meeting in which knowledge transfer takes place on temporary energy supply. The event will also be discussed, in particular all relevant issues around power. Then all available data such as the current needs and the actual plan and data retrieved from any previous edition will be analyzed. From these data, the average power demand will be determined. This provides a good indication of the potential savings which are possible.

Next is an inventory and review of the current specification for the event. Both production crew and suppliers will be involved. This leads to a detailed power demand overview.
The next step, carried out together with the production management is the preparation of an optimal power plan. Amongst other things, there will be focus on the different power usage profiles, smart linking of power generators and power consumers, and the optimum use of gensets. The resulting plan can be used for request for quotation to the temporary power supplier.

After the power supplier is determined by the organizer / producer, the final power plan is agreed with the supplier. This guarantees that the resulting savings are actually realised. It also agreed that current power setup will have energy monitoring enabled. Data from this energy monitoring will be used later for the next edition of the event to further optimize the use of power on site, whilst ensuring security of supply and avoiding any problems due to under capacity.

During the construction phase of the event a site visit is carried out which examines whether the agreed power plan is actually being implemented.

Crew and contractors are given instructions so that the generator operating hours are minimized without causing any construction delays. Further, an energy logger will be placed at this point to monitor energy savings.

After the event, all data is collected and analysed. A report is compiled with summary data and a calculation of the average load. On this basis a final evaluation takes place and recommendations for further savings for the next edition are discussed.

The immediate result of the advice (saving on rent, transport and especially diesel oil and the associated CO2 emissions) will depend on the existing data of the event. If a large amount of data from the current plan exists, then the savings will start in this edition and are fully reflected (e.g. as in the diesel oil consumption of Extrema Outdoor 25,000 liters of diesel oil in 2012 reduced to 15,000 liters in 2013). Otherwise, this edition will provide the required baseline data so that the savings will be realised in the next edition. Even without historical data we are often able to identify large overcapacity and significantly reduce diesel without energy security being compromised.