Role of Information Technology in Energy Management
The Information Technology (I.T.) supported Energy Management and Control System (EMACS) represent a departure from designs historically associated with energy management systems. With the help of I.T it is possible to integrate the planning, monitoring and control of the power process and management of energy sharing between surplus and deficit regions. These EMACS inherently provides a data collection system that is useful to a variety of other users not associated with operation and dispatching. To meet the needs of these users the EMACS includes an Operations Information System (OIS) that can support programs and displays identical to those provided to power system dispatchers.