Embedded Network Metering
We are committed to providing accurate, transparent
and fully reconcilable metering data
Before making the decision to install a multi-master meter system, building developers should consider the advantages of an embedded network. An embedded network can be installed at a similar or better cost than the Western Power alternative and can open up the opportunity to buy power on the wholesale market as a contestable customer (consumption criteria apply).
The future benefit of an embedded network is the profit made from on sale of energy. In residential buildings this profit can offset Strata fees or be placed into a sinking fund for future use. As a total metering solutions provider, we offer a complete program of expert metering services for new buildings, as well as products and systems to upgrade existing metering in the retrofit market.
Private Metering / Embedded Networks
These are the standard in most mid-sized and larger commercial buildings in WA. Embedded meters are owned by the building, not Western Power, so you control the management and sale of energy. We can also show you how embedded metering can be cost competitive for installation compared to Western Power multi-master meters in multi-residential developments.
Data to boost savings
A well planned and installed private meter network enables the automated collection of detailed metering data, including power, water and gas. Once you have the data you can bill for tenant utilities and profit from the difference between the wholesale purchase rate and the retail synergy rate (the on-sale price).
The market currently accepts an average of 10%
of all resources used by a building are expected to be
un-reconcilable, unallocated and undetectable.
Given the above 10% figure, which is simply written off as a building expense and passed on to tenants at cost price in VOs, this can result in building owners losing out on revenue that could have been correctly billed at a marked-up rate to the tenants.
This also has a damaging effect on NABERS performance, as this balanced energy is allocated to the base building consumption, which is the measure that directly impacts a building’s NABERS rating.
In addition to this, manual reading solutions do not allow the date of the bill to be lined up with the date of the sub-meter readings, so it may be some months before any kind of manual reconciliation could be performed. With our superior technologies and advanced metering systems, we set a standard of no more than 1% in unreconciled energy for our clients.
In the case of large commercial buildings, this equates to savings of thousands of dollars in building revenue, as well as much more favourable NABERS ratings.