Key Load Metering

Manage critical energy loads with Key Load Metering.

Advanced Metering infrastructure

Data centres and parkades can be considered extraordinary key loads, and are best metered, allowing them to be deducted from a property’s total energy consumption, thus improving its overall energy performance rating.

QMC works with operations teams at commercial and institutional properties to deploy advanced metering infrastructure and software to manage these critical loads. QMC can deploy these metering systems in a combination of ways:

  • Integrating with existing meters on key loads
  • Adding new meters to these loads
  • Integrating with data points available in the building automation system (BAS)
  • Integrating directly with the pieces of equipment (such as chillers, UPS of data centres)

Benefits of Key Load Metering

When you deploy Key Load Metering for your building or portfolio, you can:

  • Identify which loads are your largest consumers of utilities and allocate these costs accordingly
  • Receive alerts and scheduled reports that help you monitor loads and correct abnormal use
  • Monitor load efficiency as a component of preventative maintenance
  • Isolate disproportionate loads for energy intensity and sustainability reporting purposes

How it works

The smart meter data is pushed to the MeterConnex™ platform on a daily basis. A property manager can then use this data to make cost allocation reports, including a charger per kWh, meter fee (if applicable) and PST/GST if required. These reports can be generated for individual tenants, or for the entire property, and downloaded in Excel, .CSV or .PDF format.

QMC also offers a complete meter reading, billing and collection service. Individual invoices are sent to the tenants, with fees collected by QMC and remitted to the property manager.