Readers of Control Engineering magazine have selected ABB's cpmPlus Energy Manager software to receive the magazine's 2010 Engineers' Choice award for the best new product in the Dashboard Software – Energy category. The magazine's readers chose the top product in each voting category based on the product's technological impact, service to the industry and market impact.
"With more than 600 votes cast in the Engineers' Choice Awards this year, all entries across the 29 product categories were exposed to an array of voting engineers' scrutiny. As a result, ABB's win of the ‘Dashboard Software – Energy' category for its cpmPlus Energy Manager indicates a high level of end-user respect for the product in this rapidly growing and important technology segment. We congratulate ABB for its success in bringing to market a product of such high interest and value to the automation & controls engineering community," said David Greenfield, editorial director, Control Engineering.
ABB's winning product, cpmPlus Energy Manager, helps customers manage and optimise energy usage for maximum efficiency and cost savings. It addresses the business side of energy management by producing accurate energy demand plans and taking advantage of them in energy supply planning and optimisation. Being able to accurately plan the energy requirements a day-ahead provides significant financial advantages, especially in the open electricity market, and ultimately lowers energy costs.
Energy Manager also includes reporting and analysis tools that evaluate the energy use patterns of all processes and pinpoint areas for improvement.