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OpenBlue Plant Optimizer Administration and User Guide

Johnson Controls
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OpenBlue Central Utility Plant
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Administration Guide
User Guide
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Configure the details of your optimization parameters so that the Plant Optimizer can calculate and predict optimization accurately and efficiently.


  1. In the Administration interface, from the menu bar at the top of the page, select Configuration.
  2. In the Optimization tab, configure each section according to your requirements.
    Dispatch Settings
    Configure the dispatch interval, for example, 15 minutes, the number of days that you want Plant Optimizer to predict, and whether to display pumps on the 1-HR Full Dispatch page.
    Input Settings
    Configure how many minutes before a dispatch you are not allowed to change manual input data.
    Data Collection Status
    Select whether to display data collection status information at the bottom of the user interface. If you choose to display this information, check Utility pricing last received or Weather data last received and select a data point from the Monitored Utility Pricing Point and Monitored Weather Point fields.
    Real-time Pricing
    Select whether the Plant Optimizer can obtain real-time utility pricing from a third-party provider. If your utility provider has a service that can communicate real-time pricing to the Plant Optimizer, select Yes, and work with Johnson Controls to manage the third-party integration. If you do not have real-time utility pricing available, select No, and configure the utility pricing as a manual input. For more information about manual inputs, see Working with manual inputs.
    Cloud Cover
    Select whether the Plant Optimizer displays cloud cover forecasting in the user interface.
    Demand Response
    Select whether you have a demand response program, and configure the program participation hours that your demand response provider supports.
    Units of Measure
    Configure your preferred units of measurement.
  3. Click Save.


Plant Optimizer saves your configuration.