Taking energy management to the next level with ABB System pro M compact® InSite

Taking energy management to the next level with ABB System pro M compact® InSite

  • Can scale from large buildings to homes with enhanced load management functionality and reduced size  
  • Energy transparency, remote monitoring, and predictive maintenance with real-time data on user-friendly InSite web server dashboard 
  • Advances energy efficiency through third-party integration of devices and appliances, enabling balancing of energy availability and demand  

Smart energy and load management has reached an important new milestone with the evolution of ABB’s System pro M compact® InSite solution. Extended to cover both sub- and final distribution, it now scales to deliver full transparency and load management capacity to any residential, commercial, or industrial site. Smart, and able to collect an extensive set of data, the InSite solution can analyze and forecast the system status, so that customers can easily receive maintenance recommendations and notifications.

Sebastiano Paganini, Global Product Manager for Digital Solutions in Energy Distribution at ABB Electrification’s Smart Buildings division explains, “Against a backdrop of energy shortages and rising costs, the solution we are launching is more relevant than ever. The behavioral change created through energy transparency and awareness, coupled with the automatic actions that the system helps to perform can make a real difference to carbon emissions and energy consumption. Based on the automations set by users, energy consumption can be reduced by up to 20 percent.”

Balancing the market demands of international regulatory requirements for energy efficiency in buildings against increasing building design complexity, ABB continues to advance its interoperable, open-source solution portfolio by digitizing its offering, from circuit breakers in the main distribution board to overvoltage protection and DIN-rail protection devices.

Previewed along with the new, space-saving InSite control unit, half the size of its predecessor, at the Light+Building fair at the Frankfurt Messe, Germany, this year is ABB’s first digital surge protective device (SPD), eOVR. Once connected to the InSite system, real-time data such as surge events, ambient temperature or voltage quality can be accessed remotely via the InSite web server dashboard. It even provides users with predictive maintenance recommendations that will extend the surge protection of the system and with that, ensure service continuity. For hard-to-reach installations, such as wind turbines, remote monitoring is particularly useful because the system can be easily maintained from any mobile device.

As the system and integrated InSite web server have evolved to now include a cost calculation feature, a step-by-step installation wizard, and more automated actions to optimize the prioritization of loads for the most efficient use of energy. Additionally, customers can also benefit from an easy and direct integration with the ABB Ability™ Energy and Asset Manager which allows monitoring of sub- and final distribution integration and complete coverage of electrical assets via the cloud solution.

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Note to editors 
Previewed at Light + Building 2022, ABB’s System pro M compact® InSite is generally available from Q1 2023.   

About ABB

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation, and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries. www.abb.com.  

About ABB Electrification

Electrifying the world in a safe, smart, and sustainable way, ABB Electrification is a global technology leader in electrical distribution and management from source to socket. As the world’s demand for electricity grows, our 50,000+ employees across 100 countries collaborate with customers and partners to transform how people connect, live and work. We develop innovative products, solutions and digital technologies that enable energy efficiency and a low carbon society across all sectors. By applying global scale with local expertise, we shape and support global trends, deliver excellence for customers and power a sustainable future for society. go.abb/electrification  


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