BEMS to boost energy efficiency, DSM


Utilities globally are looking to building energy management systems (BEMS) to the tune of $41 million in 2012, according to Pike Research.

BEMS will help boost the effectiveness of their energy-efficiency and demandside management programs, better understand customer energy use patterns, and engage multiple segments of their commercial client base with new and innovative money-saving programs. And, in fact, Pike predicts spending on BEMS will grow worldwide to $319 by 2020.

Although the BEMS market for utility customers is still nascent, most of the activity is being driven by North American utilities.

The capabilities of BEMS vary quite a bit. Active systems can control all or some of the building's infrastructure systems; passive systems perform monitoring and analysis only. Enterprise-wide solutions can report information to all levels of an organization.

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