Many businesses are unaware that data collecting AMR (automated meter reading) equipment is already attached to their electric and gas revenue meters.
Sites with a peak consumption exceeding 100kW (electricity) or 100kWH (gas) are legally required to be equipped with either "half-hourly" meters or data logging hardware that is attached to the pulse outputs on the meter
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If you do not have smart meters in your premises Utilities Manager can help you with the process of requesting a meter upgrade, installing a secondary checking meter and obtaining the AMR (automated meter readings) for display in Utilities Manager portal.
Utilities Manager staff can help you track where this data is stored
Many clients were unaware that separate contracts are in-place (or expired) for the three functions of MOP (meter operator provider), DC (data collector) and DA (data aggregator). Generally, you data is available from the data collector. Your electricity supplier collects this data and may offer it to you in their energy management portal, for the duration of your supply contract. The Utilities Manager system is completely independent from supply contracts guaranteeing on-going data access and continuity.
A Meter Operator (MOP) is responsible for installing and maintaining metering and communications equipment, and provides the technical meter details to the Data Collector to enable consumption data collection.
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Many energy suppliers also work as meter operators and pass these costs on to you through the supply contract.
Your organisation is allowed to make an agreement with a MOP of your choice.
For electricity the MOP must be party to the The Balancing and Settlement Code and the Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement (DCUSA), established in October 2006 as a multi-party contract between the licensed electricity distributors, suppliers and generators of Great Britain.
There are ninety-eight parties that have acceded to the DCUSA
The Data Collector (in the electricity industry the function is referred to as DC) is responsible for collecting the data from the data logger communications system. The function of the data collector is to check that the communications system is working correctly and check the data for errors.