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Electricity metering and monitoring guide

An electricity metering and monitoring system collects your electricity data.  You can use this information to:

  • cut costs
  • save energy
  • manage assets
  • spot inefficiencies
  • better run your facility.

Metering and monitoring are essential to good energy management.

What is electricity metering and monitoring?

Electricity metering and monitoring is a tool that uses a combination of hardware and software to collect data and turn it into useful and actionable information about your facility or your equipment, or both.


Metering and monitoring: a detailed guide

Owners, facility managers and operations staff at commercial and industrial sites will find this guide invaluable whether their facility is large or small.

In 7 simple steps, you’ll learn how to:

  • define your needs
  • buy and install an electricity metering and monitoring system to suit your needs
  • set goals, prepare budgets and develop a business case for installing an electricity metering and monitoring system.

Proposal template

This template will help you give accurate information to suppliers about your metering and monitoring needs, and assess their responses.

You may need additional advice from a technical expert.

Used alongside the guide, the proposal template is a great basis for developing a functional specification.