Meet Government Regulations for Military Energy Metering
The Memorandum on Utilities Meter Policy issued on 1/14/2021 by the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense gives guidelines for metering energy usage at Department of Defense (DoD) components, including DoD offices, combatant commands, military departments, defense agencies, DoD field activities, and other organizational entities. It sets a time frame (one year) in which Components must initiate energy metering that meets the requirements of the memorandum. The memorandum specifies that at least 60% of energy usage must be captured and goes on to state “Component metering programs are intended to provide installations with the information necessary to improve resilience and mission assurance, increase utility systems reliability, and optimize resource use” 1 by using advanced metering to measure and analyze energy usage. Components can then use the information to achieve the stated goals. This guide examines the memorandum and explains how its requirements for energy management For military facilities can be easily accomplished using EIG’s line of advanced meters and the EnergyPQA.com® AI driven energy management system.
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Perform Detailed Energy Analysis
Another memorandum requirement is the ability to record and store energy usage information to support analysis of electrical usage and reliability. EIG’s advanced meters have extensive memory for load profiling and provide multiple means for viewing logged usage data. The EnergyPQA.com® AI driven energy management system lets energy managers view and compare current and historical energy usage. They can use the system to generate reports with detailed energy usage that shows facility energy profiles. These reports can be distributed via email or via API to government energy reporting systems.
Advanced visualization uncovers total system usage and carbon footprint analysis. These analyses include enterprise level energy usage benchmarking, load disaggregation, heat maps, and top ten energy consumption profiles.
Uniquely, EnergyPQA.com® adds AI based energy and demand predictions for each facility. Viewing the predicted energy usage and demand to the end of the current month enables Components to plan demand mitigation initiatives and improve facility energy usage. The EnergyPQA.com® system can generate predicted peak demand alerts up to three days in advance of the usage. This facilitates actions to mitigate the predicted demand and avoid the costly demand penalty, potentially saving military Components thousands of dollars annually.
Grade Military Components for Energy Efficiency and Reliability
A stated goal of the memorandum is to optimize resource use and increase reliability. The EnergyPQA.com® AI driven energy management system automatically grades Component facilities and ranks them for energy efficiency and power quality risk. The system’s Cost Management C-Suite reporting identifies the least efficient facilities and circuits. Improve these circuits to increase efficient energy usage and lower energy costs for the entire facility. Studies show that an energy efficient facility uses up to 85% less energy than an energy inefficient one.
The EnergyPQA.com® system’s Risk Mitigation C-Suite reporting pinpoints which facilities and circuits are least reliable and most at-risk for power quality events. Focusing repairs on these worst circuits increases energy reliability for the entire Component facility.
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