Many organisations make metering more complicated than it has to be. Tim Hooper offers some guidance to getting the best from a metering system.
Why are there so many unfinished, unused, or ‘in disrepair’ sub metering installations? Worse still, why are there so many new meters fitted as part of the building regulations without any useful connection for remote reading, or connected to a BMS and completely ignored? Meter data has never lost its usefulness but it’s fair to assume it may have lost its appeal to energy managers due to previously challenging projects, failed sub meter roll outs, poor maintenance and degradation of old systems.