Artificial Intelligence for Energy Efficiency Optimization in California Dairy Operations

Enpowered Solutions, LLC

Recipient

Irvine, CA

Recipient Location

37th

Senate District

74th

Assembly District

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$1,004,771

Amount Spent

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Project Status

Project Update

Installation was on hold from November 2022 to March 2023, but installation has now resumed and will continue to May 2023.

The Issue

California dairy standard control systems for various heating and cooling processes are mainly reactive and respond to aggregated plant demands. Even with advance controls such as VFD's and valve positioning, the energy efficiencies are still sub-optimal and can not be sustained over long-term operations.

Project Innovation

The purpose of this project is to design and deploy the next-generation energy management technologies to optimize dairy processing performance at a plant and pan-plant level, utilizing advanced process control systems that will use artificial intelligence and predictive model controls to improve energy efficiency and production values by using monitored data and results from previous experiences and then automatically applying the machine learning in the control strategies at and across five dairy processing locations.

Project Goals

Use artificial intelligence, predictive model control learning, and advanced analytics to reduce energy consumption.

Project Benefits

The project will advance the energy efficiency of the various dairy processes by implementing artificial intelligence to learn and predict settings for optimal processing. The implementation aims to improve energy efficiency by 15% for the affected diary systems.

Greater Reliability

Reliability

The project's adaptive controls will give the customer greater reliability by optimizing dairy processes in real-time. This will ensure the product is produced at consistent parameters.

Subrecipients

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RMS Energy Consulting, LLC

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Rockwell Automation

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Match Partners

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RMS Energy Consulting, LLC

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Rockwell Automation

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Enpowered Solutions, LLC

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