When it comes to energy, the maxim “you can’t manage what you don’t measure” rings true. Energy metering is the process of measuring the amount of electric energy consumed by a residence, business, or an electrically powered device. Electricity meters are typically calibrated in billing units, the most common being the kilowatt hour. Periodic readings of electric meters establish billing cycles and energy used during a cycle. Any business or organization that wants to run their operation more efficiently needs the data to inform their decision-making. Unfortunately, most utility bills don’t include enough granular data to understand were usage is occurring or how excesses might be avoided. Through energy metering, companies can track the amount of electricity they use currently and work towards lowering it in the process.
Energy metering is a crucial step in implementing energy efficient practices. Energy metering allows a business or organization to gauge the amount of energy that their facility is using at any given time. By installing and monitoring a real-time meter, any energy commodity with a metering interface can be tracked. Energy metering can also integrate with an existing building management system to achieve consistent results. These advanced energy metering practices allow businesses and organizations to keep track of their energy consumption at a very precise level, throughout their organization.