IOT Type:Power meters

IOT Type:Power meters

 

  • Wifi+IOT for Smarter Buildings

    • Our sensors monitor any electricity main, distribution panel feed, or circuit breaker in any
    • Real-time data transmits via 4G/LTE or WiFi to the cloud (with optional on-premises server or BMS integration).
    • Our mobile app provides automatic SMS or email alerts to predict and notify when problems
    • Our web dashboard provides a 24/7 analytics tool to manage your
    • Automated weekly and monthly reports deliver insight and measure
    • Streaming realtime interactive lobby displays provide 24/7 transparency to engage building occupants (*optional display integration).
    Apps

    100% Certified

    Approved and compliant with international standards: UL, CE, FCC part 15 class A, TUV certified. Works for all kinds of buildings (breaker boxes, sub-panels, switch gears, or mains). Can be mounted externally outside.

    Apps

    Easy to Install

    Takes only 30-120 minutes for a licensed electrician to install. Data is available 24/7 from any desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

    Apps

    No battery, No Problem

    Once connected, our smart sensors charge directly from the circuit panels. One gateway with 42 sensors consume less than 10 watts, equivalent to a home router. Never worry about recharging.

    Smart power meters are tools used to manage and record electricity and performance of electronic devices in the home. What makes the meters "smart" is their ability to provide detailed and accurate analytics on electrical usage in real-time or at predetermined intervals, all without a technician.

    The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that nearly 70 million American homes are already using a smart meter, and electric utility companies have enthusiastically replaced analog meters (which are read manually each month) whenever possible.

    The strategic potential of collecting a broad spectrum of information about electricity consumption includes the value of quick, accurate measurements and the elimination of monthly estimates and meter-reading home visits.

    Despite being the most energy-efficient and profitable means to manage an electrical grid, there are concerns over the personal data that smart meters are collecting in real-time, including what may be unnecessary information about hourly electricity use. This collection of data could, potentially, be a violation of users' privacy.

    Here's a look at the benefits and challenges that smart meters present to electric utilities, customers, and the environment:

    Advantages of Smart power Meters for Consumers

    • Far greater and more detailed feedback regarding energy use
    • Ability to adjust habits in order to lower electricity bills
    • Reduces the number of blackouts and system-wide electricity failures

    Disadvantages of Smart Meters for Consumers

    • Additional fees for the installation of the new meter
    • Privacy concerns for the personal data collected and how it will be used
    • More responsibility placed upon the consumer for maintenance

    Advantages of Smart Meters for Electric Companies

    • Eliminates manual monthly meter readings
    • Monitors the electric system in real time
    • Encourages more efficient use of power resources
    • Provides responsive data for balancing electric loads while reducing blackouts
    • Enables dynamic pricing
    • Avoids the capital expense of building new power plants
    • Helps to optimize the profit with existing resources

    Disadvantages of Smart Meters for Electric Companies

    • The additional cost to train personal, develop equipment, and implement new processes for data storage
    • Managing public reaction and feedback concerning new meters
    • Making a long-term financial commitment to new hardware/software
    • Ensuring the security and privacy of metering data

    The Disadvantages Are Short Term

    With new, resource-saving technology comes new challenges that will arise regarding expensive, energy-intensive data storage and the privacy issues that loom large over these domestic and commercial technologies. If consumers are not familiar with managing new energy systems on their own, they are less likely to pay close attention to the energy-saving potential of such smart meters (or how their personal data is being used).

    The majority of the smart meter's disadvantages may seem short term, but such challenges will slow down the rate of adoption for these technologies in some cases, especially in rural and presently off-grid areas.

    Promises to protect and value the personal data of users are crucial but unfeasible if electric companies don't place cybersecurity and technical leadership squarely in the charter of their organizations. Consumer protections are as essential to the product as the responsive features that make them useful to utility companies.

  • IOT SMART POWER METER

  • Electricity Demand Management & Response

    Demand-side management means reducing the power that your building uses (demands) at certain times of the day. Demand charges can account for 30-50% of your monthly electricity bill, so controlling demand could save you a lot of money. For example, while your base kWh rate might be $0.10, the single highest 15 minute usage could be charged at $20.00/kW!
    There are a few times that you are charged for high demand:*

    • The largest kW interval for the month (max demand charge)
    • The largest kW interval during peak hours ( peak demand charge)
    • Additional “peak event” charges during hot Summer months

    *Demand charges vary by utility provider

    Put your energy data to work for you

    Demand-side management means reducing the power that your building uses (demands) at certain times of the day. Demand charges can account for 30-50% of your monthly electricity bill, so controlling demand could save you a lot of money. For example, while your base kWh rate might be $0.10, the single highest 15 minute usage could be charged at $20.00/kW!
    There are a few times that you are charged for high demand:*

    • The largest kW interval for the month (max demand charge)
    • The largest kW interval during peak hours ( peak demand charge)
    • Additional “peak event” charges during hot Summer months

    *Demand charges vary by utility provider

    The missing piece of energy efficiency

    You can’t change what you don’t measure. How do you know that your energy retrofits and upgrade projects are doing what they should? Verdigris measures at the circuit-level in addition to mains, so that we can tell you exactly how much energy each component saves.

    • Compare your building’s energy end uses ( lighting, HVAC, etc.) to national CBECS standards
    • Measure and verify planned efficiency upgrades like VFDs or LEDs
    • Identify motor problems that could be using excess energy

    Why should you focus on improving operations?

    For many building managers, the day-to-day needs of the job can’t be easily defined. Except to say that you’re constantly fighting one fire after another:

    • Broken Equipment – figuring out what’s not working, why, and repairing the problem
    • Unexpected Scheduling – someone on staff changes the BMS schedule incorrectly
    • Undiagnosed Issues – you learn about problems in your building from occupants, not your staff
    • Today’s process is labor intensive: daily walk-throughs to check equipment and preventative maintenance schedules to guess when something might break.

    Today’s process too often relies on complaints. You shouldn’t have to wait for occupants to tell you about building problems.
    Your building needs a 24/7 watchman.