What is Energy Metering, Monitoring and Targeting?

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Energy Metering, Monitoring and Targeting (MM&T) is an energy efficiency technique. Based on the principle that ‘you cannot manage what you cannot measure’, MM&T techniques assist Energy Managers to:

  • understand their energy usage
  • benchmark consumption and set targets
  • make decisions regarding operating practices

The purpose of monitoring and targeting is to relate your energy consumption data to the appropriate energy drivers, e.g. weather, production figures, in such a way that you get a better understanding of how energy is being used. In particular, it will identify if there are signs of avoidable waste or other opportunities to reduce consumption.

Data collection may be manual, automated, or a mixture of the two. To be effective in the long term, once an MM&T scheme has been set up, its routine operation must be neither time consuming or complex. An MM&T scheme will provide essential underpinning for current energy management activities and suggest new opportunities.

The type, location and design of the meters and sensors will play a huge part in the implementation of MM&T recommendations. Care should be taken when deciding the position and type of meter used to ensure that energy drivers can be accurately identified for individual departments, production lines and major individual energy consuming plant.

 

Purpose

The system foundation of M&T lies in determining the normal relationships of energy consumptions to relevant driving factors (production throughputs, weather, available daylight, etc.) and the goal is to help business managers:

  • Identify and explain excessive energy use
  • Detect instances when consumption is unexpectedly lower than would usually have been the case
  • Draw energy consumption trends (weekly, seasonal, operational…)
  • Determine future energy use when planning changes in the business
  • Diagnose specific areas of wasted energy
  • Observe how the business reacted to changes in the past
  • Develop performance targets for energy management programs
  • Manage their energy consumption, rather than accept it as a fixed cost that they have no control over.

The ultimate goal is to reduce energy costs through improved energy efficiency and energy management control. Other benefits will include increased resource efficiency, improved production budgeting and reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

 

Please contact Envantage Ltd on 0161 448 7722 or email info@en-mat.com for more information

Essential Components

M&T Software

M&T Software

Smart Meters

Smart Meters

Data Loggers

Data Loggers

Mobile Apps

Mobile Apps

Reporting Types

Energy Monitoring

Energy Monitoring

CRC

CRC

Climate Change Levy

Climate Change Levy

Billing

Energy Budgeting

Energy Budgeting

Tenant Billing Software

Tenant Billing Software

Data Collection and Advanced Reporting

DC/DA

Data Collection

Regression Analysis

Regression

Alerts, Integrations, Development & Installation

Alert Management

Alert Management

System Integrations

System Integrations

Software Development

Software Development

Installation Services

Installation Services

Energy Types

Energy Consumption

Energy Consumption

Electricity Monitoring

Electricity Monitoring

Gas Monitoring

Gas Supply Monitoring

Combined Energy Reporting

Combined Reporting

Energy Targets

Energy Targets

Demand and Power Factor

Demand and Power Factor

Degree Days

Degree Days

Production

Production

Renewable Energy Monitoring

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Solar Monitoring

Solar Monitoring

Wind Monitoring

Wind Monitoring

Biomass Monitoring

Biomass Monitoring

Other Reporting Types

Water Monitoring

Water Monitoring

Compressed Air Monitoring

Compressed Air Monitoring

Heat Meters

Heat Monitoring

Carbon Reporting

Carbon Reporting

Industry Type

Industry Type

Multi site

Multi Site


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