Get Automated Energy Usage – Remove Dependency on Manual Readings and Read Data Easily from Difficult to Access Sites

Non-Communicating energy meters necessitate a manual read, which can be performed by either the telecommunications company’s personnel or by the property owner. Each of these situations can present problems. On the one-hand, access to the meters and time for the meter reading may be difficult for the telecommunications company to arrange. It also costs more for the telecommunications company to perform manual readings of the meters. On the other hand, if the telecommunications company needs to rely on the property owner to perform the reading, there is both the possibility of a less experienced person misreading the meters and of the meter reading not taking place in a timely manner. The result of either of these situations can be confusion in billing, delay in processing the reimbursement to the property owner, and the real possibility of mistakes in allocating the costs, leading to payment discrepancies.

With a simple upgrade to an electronic meter with 4G LTE, WiFi or Ethernet communication, the necessity of arranging for manual reads is eliminated. No more need for you to send out personnel to read meters at the cell site or waiting for a property owner to read the meter.

Accurately Measure Energy Usage at Cellular Sites

Telecommunication industry sources say there are over 200,000 cell sites in the United States. Most of these sites are located on private property that is leased from the owner. When cell sites are located on leased properties, the telecommunications company needs to place meters to monitor their energy consumption and demand, in order to reimburse the property owner for their share of the utility bill. A number of challenges can arise in this situation.

When non-communicating energy meters are used to monitor the electricity used by the cell site, there is the question of less accurate measurements as well as the need to manually read the meters on a regular basis. The manual read can be performed by either the telecommunications company’s personnel or by the property owner. Both of these situations can present problems. On the one-hand, access to the meters and time for the meter reading may be difficult for the telecommunications company to arrange, and it is much more costly for them to manually read the meters. And when the telecommunications company needs to rely on the property owner to perform the reading, there is both the possibility of a less experienced person misreading the meters and of the meter reading not taking place in a timely manner. The end result can be confusion in billing, delay in processing the reimbursement to the property owner, and the real possibility of mistakes in allocating the costs, leading to payment discrepancies.

Generate Usage Reports Automatically

When automated costing and usage reporting software is added, you gain the ability to automate data retrieval and to generate bills and detailed reports. An Energy Dashboard will let you compare usage between comparable sites, pointing out inefficiencies and problematic equipment; analyze the effect of temperature and humidity on your usage; and track usage over time. Detailed reports for all of your sites can be created both to aid in telemetric analysis and cost savings, and to provide executive level summaries explaining details of usage.

4G LTE/WiFi/Ethernet Communication for Direct Read

With non-communicating energy meters, there is no way for the telecommunications company to remotely monitor real time operating conditions and identify sites operating out of the normal expected ranges. This is not a good situation for a telecommunications company to be in!

EIG meters have 4G LTE, Ethernet and WiFi communication options to meet your application needs, giving you remote access to all meter readings.

Monitor Usage and Be Alerted to Power Problems

With EIG’s energy meters, you can view real time readings and log energy usage to later analyze costs and manage demand. You can also set up limits that will trigger an alarm if there are power quality issues, such as voltage sags. This lets you be proactive in responding to energy problems before they escalate, avoiding downtime of equipment.

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