Energy Monitor Project Strategy

Metering the Facility Layout How do you go from envisioning an energy monitor system to simply clicking on a favorites button in your browser to access all of the energy data you need?   Having surveyed hundreds of plants and performed dozens of installations, UtilEcon Services is uniquely qualified to walk you through every step of the process.  Here is a brief description of the deployment strategy we use...

Optimizing energy conservation begins with a thorough review of all major utility bills for your facility.  We determine the energy economics of installing a metering system and analyze the bills for any errors that may result in a credit or refund from the utility.  Often times, this revenue can be used to help fund the project.

Energy monitors are typically installed at the main switchgear associated with each transformer.  Additional monitors can be installed to sub-meter specific equipment such as air compressors, chillers or any other energy intensive portion of your production process that you may wish to track.

If energy monitoring system economics make sense, we visit your facility to survey the switchgear and determine the installation requirements.   Information from this survey is used to prepare a final proposal which is submitted for your approval.  There is no cost to you for us to visit your facility or prepare this proposal.

Upon acceptance of the proposal, we procure equipment, fabricate meter enclosures and/or panels and ship them directly to your facility.  Meters are shipped separately from enclosures to minimize the chance of damage.

When all hardware is on site we schedule another visit to supervise installation of the equipment with your electrical contractor.  Once the meters are installed we program them to record a myriad of electrical parameters.  Memory within the Power Monitors will typically hold up to two months of this data.

The metering devices communicate with a central server via Ethernet.   After Ethernet drops are run to the energy monitors and network communications are verified, we return to install the RSEnergy Metrix (TM) software on the server. Meters are configured and historical data is pulled forward into the SQL database. The rate schedule is programmed and verified with the electric bill for accuracy.

Training is provided for key personnel.  Ongoing training and system maintenance can be accomplished efficiently through VPN access or various webinar formats.

Other utilities such as natural gas or water can be monitored by connecting a pulse meter to the Rockwell Power Monitor.  Rate schedules, programmed into the software, can provide dynamic cost by month, week, day or shift for all utilities.

We provide training, maintenance and programming support for a period of 12 months after the system is commissioned.  After that time, we offer a rate schedule maintenance service that keeps utility rates current so your cost reporting will continue to be accurate.

Strategy in a Nutshell...