Real-time utility monitoring combines cutting-edge sensors, meters, and communication technologies to capture energy consumption data at the point of use. It is reshaping the power industry by providing energy providers and consumers with advanced solutions that can help them optimize energy distribution, manage peak demand more effectively, and reduce overall consumption.
Enhanced Grid Reliability
The real-time data from the power monitoring system helps energy companies identify and address problems like equipment failures, fluctuations in supply and demand, and other factors that can cause outages. This ensures uninterrupted power supply and enhances customer satisfaction.
Real time tracking allows customers to track their own energy usage habits, enabling them to make informed decisions about how they consume energy. This awareness can lead to cost savings and a more sustainable lifestyle. OECM’s Real Time Utilities Monitoring Services Agreements offer a vendor of record arrangement that includes monitoring for electricity, gas, water, heat and cooling fluids, and propane.
The key advantage that real-time tracking offers over interval data is the ability to spot inefficiencies as they occur. For example, the energy consumption report from the system can highlight a spike in heating or lighting outside of office hours – something that would only become apparent by looking at interval data the next day, and requiring a thermographer to backtrack and find out what happened and when. This can be avoided with a real-time energy monitoring solution that provides instant access to data and can alert the thermographer so they can address the issue straight away. real-time utility monitoring