WISE: Advanced Submetering Technology

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Presented by the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy

Tuesday May 3, 2016

10:30 – 11:30am

CPH 4333

B. Paul Mertes, MBA, P.Eng., President & CEO CircuitMeter Inc.

Advanced submeter technology is poised to play a major role in analyzing energy usage and helping management of industrial and commercial facilities use energy more efficiently. This will ultimately lead to a substantial reduction in energy costs and a lower carbon footprint.

Submeter use has grown over the past ten years as its functionality expanded beyond industrial applications into the entire green building envelope. Now a completely new generation of submeter technology is coming onto the market that is dramatically lower in cost, so much so that it can be economically deployed at the circuit level. Combining “real time” communication with cloud-based, big data energy analytics, this new technology has the ability to break down energy usage data and identify where and when it is wasted. The status quo in terms of energy management practices and technology cannot economically identify this energy waste, whether it is the result of equipment operating inefficiently or unnecessarily.