Measurement first step in brave new world of energy regulation

March 31, 2015

H. James Harrington had it right, measurement is the key to improvement — and nowhere is that more evident than in the world of energy management and billing.

There is a growing wave of regulation throughout the United States focused on the metering of electrical consumption. One after the another cities and states are establishing ever tightening directives in an effort to reduce energy use and align electricity payment with consumption.

Show me the money? Show me the meter!
If money changes hands (as with government incentive programs or tenant billing for example) certified meters become a legislated requirement in these jurisdictions. Regulatory bodies are using the tried and tested ANSI C12.20 0.5 accuracy class as the standard meters must meet, and requiring third-party laboratory certification to prove that they do.

These new standards are justified, but they significantly raise the ante for meter vendors.

At Triacta we are very familiar with federal accuracy requirements, with over a decade of experience in the highly regulated Canadian and European markets. Triacta meters have been independently tested to exceed the ANSI C12.20 0.5 standard. In fact, recent testing has Triacta meters rated at ANSI C12.20 0.5 accuracy.

We look forward to helping jurisdictions move forward with their exciting energy management programs by supplying accurate, reliable, and approved instrumentation.

Gord Echlin, VP Sales and Marketing, Triacta