If you are new to the world of energy management, you may have heard the term “submetering”, but might not understand what it means. Not a problem. The power monitoring experts from Electro Industries are here to explain what submetering is, and the many benefits that it can provide.


What is submetering?

Submetering uses a series of connected power meters to measure the energy consumption of individual pieces of equipment. This is great for landlords and property owners, who can use submetering to track the energy use of their tenants and bill them accordingly. Submetering also has commercial uses – companies across the world are using this technology to track energy consumption across different floors, departments, and pieces of machinery.


What are the benefits of submetering?

  • Pinpoint energy consumption. Find out exactly how much of your energy is being used for different purposes. Can break it down by different floors, departments, equipment, etc.

  • Prevent equipment breakdowns. If you notice that one piece of equipment is consuming much more electricity than the rest, your engineers can look at why and potentially prevent a future breakdown.

  • Provides benchmark numbers. Submetering gives you a reference point for comparing energy consumption across multiple areas of interest.

  • Double-check utility bill. Avoid getting overcharged by making sure your energy consumption numbers match the ones on your monthly bill.

  • Identify inefficiencies. Use submetering to identify areas where energy is being unnecessarily used. Use this data to create and implement energy savings programs to save electricity and money.


How do I get started?

Getting started with submetering is easy – all you need is the right equipment. That’s where Electro Industries comes in. For over 40 years, we have helped some of the world’s largest corporations and utility providers with their power monitoring and submetering needs.

Our Shark 200s model is the best submeter that money can buy, and is currently installed in thousands of facilities across the globe. To learn more about our products, visit our website or speak with one of our trained associates by calling 866-928-7908.