Advances in micro-computing and web services have enabled accurate, real-time monitoring of energy consumption.
Constructive Energy is rolling out these super smart meters with local governments and industry to provide transparency on energy use, leading to better decisions and reduced operating costs.
The future of energy is changing. Not only is the entire grid decarbonising, it is also moving from a centralised simple model to a distributed, complicated one.
The ability to get transparency and control over energy use has immediate cost saving potential and enables future value from Demand Response markets - being paid to reduce loads in peak times. It is also helpful to find issues and build a proper business case for energy efficiency projects based on data.
However, in our experience, the selection, roll-out and use of smart meters is not straight-forward and requires upfront investment in time, planning and funds.