Energy Management

Save Money, Increase Profits with Approved Submetering

Remain in full control of your data with energy management submetering solutions that easily integrate with existing building and financial systems.
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What is Electrical Submetering?

Many commercial and residential buildings use a single "master meter." Electricity comes into a building at bulk rate prices from the Utility. Landlords bill tenants for electricity based on flat fees or formulas derived from the building space they occupy. Occupants pay for electricity as part of a monthly bill, but their energy use is not individually monitored or tracked.

Electrical submetering  is the measurement of consumption after the master meter. Submeters (also referred to as power meters, electrical meters, and energy monitors) are installed after the master meter to measure individual electrical load.

Graphic of electricity coming into a building's Master meter and then measured after the panel by a multi-unit Sumter
Submeters can measure energy use for tenants, departments, building equipment, or any other electrical load.

The Benefits of Electrical Submetering

Submeters allow for the granular measurement of energy use, right down to the individual circuit. Building owners and property managers can pinpoint energy use, identify failing equipment, and allocate cost fairly by installing submeters. Tenants pay only for the electricity they use, can account for their consumption and conserve energy, and lower their electricity bills.
Reduce Energy Use, Save Money
There are several strategies for reducing energy costs, but few are as compelling and fundamental as submetering. Many studies have shown that using submeters to allocate charges based on actual energy use is one of the most effective ways to reduce consumption. 

Perhaps the most exhaustive study of applying electrical submetering to commercial buildings was undertaken by the U.S. Department ofEnergy as part of the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) in 2007. This study showed that merely installing meters resulted in a 2% reduction in energy use through the Hawthorne Effect. [1]

But that was just the start. FEMP found that submetering aspart of a coherent, continuous commissioning program of benchmarking, analysis, and remediation can result in 15% to 45% savings. [2]

With two decades of experience and hundreds of thousands of meter points installed, Triacta knows what it takes to implement a successful metering system for billing and energy management.

Easily Integrate with Existing Building and Financial Systems

All Triacta submetering systems have an open-system design and state-of-the-art technology that are ideal for both new builds and retrofit applications — ensuring long-lasting, reliable meter data for years.

With Triacta's cloud-centric solutions, you remain in control of your meter data and can pick and choose where it goes and who can access it.
How electrical submeters integrate with existing building and financial systems

Manage all Your Building Utilities in One Place

Triacta submetering solutions form the backbone of your energy management initiatives and provide a gateway to all your building utility consumption data.

Data related to electricity, gas, water, and thermal energy consumption can be drawn from hundreds or even thousands of meters and accessed through a secure web portal.
Energy management software showing savings opportunities by rolling up data from hundreds of building utility meters
Quickly isolate malfunctioning equipment, pinpoint compliance issues, and identify savings opportunities.

Reduce Installation Time, Save Valued Space, Lower Total Costs

Multi-point meters have a much smaller footprint than single point meters and typically have lower per meter point deployment, integration, and maintenance costs as well.

With Triacta multi-point meters, you save valuable building space and lower your overall installation, set-up, and maintenance costs.
Triacta’s open protocol multi-point electrical submeter