Fort Benning Saves Energy With Wireless Control of Outdoor Lights
Source: LonMark International
Fort Benning, GA, continues to update its Energy Management and Control System to improve system performance and reliability and, ultimately, to save on energy costs. A wireless controls system was initially installed as part of the EMCS at Fort Benning in the mid- 1980s to allow operations personnel to manage electrical load shedding during times of peak energy demand. Since that time, the EMCS has expanded to include hard-wired, Ethernet-based direct digital control systems as well as state-of-the-art bidirectional wireless controls. The new wireless control system provides operations and maintenance personnel with information and data needed to remotely monitor and control outdoor lighting systems, such as those at physical training fields and school crossing lights, as well as monitor building mechanical systems.