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.
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.