Energy Monitoring System

Energy monitoring systems are utilized throughout many domestic, commercial and industrial applications, from basic LCD display devices used to monitor a single load, to large scale automated process control systems integrated into a BMS (building Management System). The basis for energy monitoring is to identify high energy use devices and/or systems. This allows for implementation of strategies to reduce energy consumption.

The foundation principles for an energy monitoring system include

  • Measurement
  • Analysis
  • Presentation

Measurements are typically done at the point of supply, where the metering data is collected via devices such as smart meters, PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), IED (Intelligent Electronic Device), pulse meters, transducers and data loggers.

Analysis of the data can be in real-time or accessed at a future date from a storage facility such as database. The data is typically transmitted over various mediums and transfer protocols, such as copper and fiber lines, Modbus, LAN/WAN, ZigBee, Wi-Fi and Ethernet. Data analysis may include energy load forecasting, consumption schedules, faults, load shedding, tariff calculations and essential services status.

Presentation can be provided by way of raw data, graphs and charts, which can be accessed in various ways including integrated display interfaces, PC/Server, SCADA, HMI, web or VPN based applications, or from a smart phone or tablet.

Successful design and implementation of an energy monitoring system requires a thorough understanding the energy network components and layout, including lighting requirements, power circuits, HVAC, IT, vertical transport services, fire systems, security, water, gas along with green energy installations such as solar. Energy monitoring system considerations should also include environmental impact, accessibility, accuracy, security, reliability and ease of use.

Automation IT are an award winning company that have numerous expert electrical and automation engineers, including highly experienced RPEQ and TUV registered who are experienced in energy monitoring systems, so can offer unmatched technical capabilities with the highest levels of service and safety considerations. To find out more about how Automation IT can benefit your current or next energy monitoring system project then contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..