Vsuite Energy

VSuite Energy is a unique and comprehensive utility management framework that combines metering equipment, communications hardware, energy management software and energy efficiency analysis and reporting systems. Unlike the Energy Management solutions available from traditional metering equipment suppliers which work best with their own meters and offer limited integration for third-party devices, VSuite Energy readily integrates with metering, communications, control and protection equipment from a wide range of vendors.

Solution Components

VSuite encapsulates VRT's entire portfolio of energy-related technologies and integration know-how.  Unlike some of our competitors, we're not just talking about technical gadgets and software, we recognise that a well-rounded solution needs to also consider the "softer" aspects, such as the people who will ultimately consume the energy or operate the systems, and how we can inform and engage them.

Our suite has been purpose-built for industrial and commercial Energy Management applications. Based on a modular framework around a reference architecture, VSuite Energy is scalable and flexible, offering you a tailored, comprehensive solution from a single, experienced supplier, with elements that have been proven to work together already.

Metering and Sensing

Metering for all forms of energy (WAGES – Water, Air, Gas, Electricity, Steam) as well as weather, environmental sensing and plant instrumentation, based on both traditional and IoT architectures.  Read more

Digital Networks

From pulse meter inputs, through various serial and bus technologies (RS485, Mbus) to wired and wireless IP and mesh networks.  Read more

Energy Efficiency

Low energy technologies such as smart LED lighting, solar PV and renewables, to energy management systems, reporting and intelligent analytics solutions to optimise energy use and reduce waste.  Read more 

Demand Response

Control strategies to manage demand such as peak lopping, adaptive control in response to spot market pricing (NEM gateway), and integration of storage technologies to achieve load shifting. Read more

Supply Reliability

Power network control systems to maintain supply stability and reliability – from load-shedding and emergency generator controls (e.g. hospitals, data centres, defence) to the integration of co-generation, tri-generation and renewable energy systems.  Read more

Community Engagement

Tenant and visitor information displays (mobile apps, foyer displays, information kiosks) and residential community portals.  Read more

Integration

Pulling the whole solution together requires integration expertise, and metering systems bring their own challenges distinct from most real-time systems. VRT have a long history working with metering systems and meter data integration, covering everything from self-powered wireless mesh networks for pulse water meters, through to integration of EMS, BMS and business systems via high level interfaces. Read more

Training & Support

Training can often be the difference between the success or failure of a project. VRT does not operate under a ‘set and forget’ philosophy - we're there with you at the completion of the project to offer training as part of our handover, and we regard support as the most important function of our business. We offer a range of coverage levels up to full 24x7 support with provision to mobilise to site at short notice if the problem can't be rectified remotely. Read more

Single Source Supplier

All of these elements have been used together in various combinations in projects we've delivered in the past, so we have hands-on experience in their implementation and integration with your existing business, building and plant management systems.

Testimonial

In 2011, John Paul College (JPC) was in the middle of Stage 1 of the installation of an Energy Management System (EMS) based on products from a major international supplier of energy efficiency products. At a time when JPC was in crucial need of support for a delicate software migration exercise, they were let down seriously by their supplier who had just aggregated several regional Asia/Pacific support centres to a new centralised centre in China. Unfortunately they had lost their key support people during the transition.

Lucas Gilroy, John Paul College
June 2013