Tim Hooper believes a new approach is needed to sub metering. We need to sweep away the assumption that it is a fit-and-forget item but focus on a long-term strategy 

Like many existing energy management technologies and techniques, sub-metering is not new or particularly cutting edge. Yet there is still a frustrating number of large organisations not reaping the benefits that metering data can provide and smaller companies simply not utilising their data at all. 

There are many reasons why metering data is under-utilised, these range from poorly specified systems to systems designed to a price without due consideration to how the data must be used. Also, the lack of knowledge in both operating metering and using metering data often results in degradation and neglect of the metering data. And it’s a bad assumption to think metering is ‘simple’ or ‘fit and forget’…