Advanced Metering Design and Installations

ProTec Advanced Metering Design and Installations are available for Direct Procurement (Sole Source) for projects under $4,000,000, on GSA Stars II Contract # GS-06F-1139Z.

ProTec can assist your agency in the design, procurement, installation and testing of advanced metering solutions, enabling the cost-effective provisioning and management of utilities. ProTec’s AMI services includes data acquisition systems (DAS), communications including wired / wireless networks, and smart meters that monitor, collect, and deliver information on electric, gas, steam and water usage all on one AMI system. 

Advanced Metering Description

Advanced meters have the ability to measure and record interval data at least hourly for electricity, and communicate the data to a remote location in a format that can be easily integrated into an advanced metering system. EPAct Section 103 requires at least daily data collecting capability. The Advanced metering infrastructure is the communication’s hardware and software and associated system and data management software that creates a network between advanced meters and utility business systems which allows collection and distribution of information and users.

The entire Advanced metering system is a system that collects time-differentiated energy usage data from advanced meters via a network system on either an on-request or defined schedule basis. The system is capable of providing usage information on at least a daily basis and can support desired features and functionality related to energy-use management, procurement, and operations.

Call ProTec to assist in the design and installation of an advanced metering systems that will help your agency achieve the Federally mandated 2% yearly energy reduction goal.

 

Federal Energy Mandates

The federal government passed energy legislation such as the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT), Executive Order 13423, and the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) to promote the purchase and use of energy efficient and sustainable products and services in federal government buildings.

A critical aspect of these legislations requires that all federal government buildings must install advanced metering systems to better monitor and report on achieved yearly energy reduction goals, and to engage in LEED and Demand Response Programs that will significantly reduce its electrical demand on the national grid. ProTec can help your agency achieve compliance with Section 103 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and other federal energy mandates.

EPAct 2005 Requires all Federal buildings to be metered by October 1, 2012, to ensure efficient energy use and reduce the cost of electricity used in Federal facilities. Advanced meters or metering devices must provide data at least daily and measure the consumption of electricity at least hourly. These devices must be used to the maximum extent practicable. • Requires Federal agencies to submit to the Department of Energy (DOE) an implementation plan identifying personnel responsible for achieving metering requirements, and any determination by the agency that advanced meters or metering systems are not practicable in their specific situation.
EISA 2007 Establishes a framework for facility project management and benchmarking. Agencies must identify all “covered facilities” that constitute at least 75% of the agency’s facility energy use. An energy manager must be designated for each of these covered facilities. Each facility energy manager will be responsible for: • Completing comprehensive energy and water evaluations of 25% of covered facilities each year, so that an evaluation of each facility is completed at least once every four years. • Following up on implemented measures, including fully commissioning equipment, putting operation and maintenance (O&M) plans in place, and measuring and verifying energy and water savings. • Using a DOE Web application to certify and track compliance for energy and water evaluations, project implementation and follow up measures, and estimated cost and savings. The Web application will be available to Congress, other Federal agencies, and the public, with some specific data exempted from disclosure for national security purposes. • Entering energy use data for each metered building into a benchmarking system, such as the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager. DOE must select or develop the benchmarking system and issue guidance for its use by December 19, 2008.

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