Using a sub meter for kWh metering provides a critical window into your energy consumption and ultimately the energy bill. Users are able to accurately monitor the energy usage in real-time instead of waiting until the end of the billing cycle; with revenue grade meters like the Acuvim II users can verify bills for accuracy and/or allot charges to specific areas or users; using meters with onboard memory for data logging such as Acuvim IIR these records can be saved internally on the meter.
Also available, the Acuvim-KL and AcuRev 1310 excel in low-cost and simple effective energy monitoring; displaying clear data and allowing for energy saving opportunities to become apparent. All of the tools available in an energy meter are in essence made to create accountability for energy usage and in turn help save money. These kWh meters can be purchased as individual items, kits including the accessories for installation, or pre-wired panels which minimize installation time, and create a dynamic plug n’ play solution.
Learn more about the available Acuvim kWh metering options below.
Your energy bill is charged based on the total kilowatt hour consumption over a stated time period; typically in a month by month format. In large enterprises and innovative companies have taken measures to capture this figure and create accountability for the energy usage through energy audits, engineering solutions, load-shedding, demand response and through the most basic and essential form; kWh sub metering.
kWh meters are compact electronic monitoring devices that measure the consumed energy flowing through a circuit such as a standard 120V or 240Vac line and act as a kWh calculator. The meter is mounted in line with the circuit supplying the electricity such as a main panel or distribution sub panel and will accumulate a totalized reading accounting for the consumption flowing through. The accumulated number is the total power in kilowatts that has been used over a period of time, thus giving you the energy as expressed in kilowatt hour. The accumulated number is derived from all of the devices that are feeding from that circuit’s energy and can be read as the imported energy – displayed as Ep_imp on most Acuvim meters. This number can be reset after the end of the billing period or taken down and subtracted from the rolling total to calculate the next periods total energy use.
kWh meters are used primarily in the following applications:
Installation will vary based on the circuit; all meters come with simple directions which can be read easily by an electrician.
After the meter is installed, results will show immediately – what you do with those results is entirely up to you.
kWh. Make sure that you are reading the ‘imported’ or consumed energy as that is what you are using and being billed for.
kWh metering projects range from home owners, landlords, and small businesses up to major companies and organizations.