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Metering

Historically, the federal sector has lagged in metering applications. It is not uncommon to find one meter serving hundreds of federal facilities. These master meters make it very difficult to manage energy use and are a primary driver for Federal metering requirements.

To help federal agencies meet these requirements, this section outlines strategies and resources surrounding metering best practices, including:

  • Metering Systems: Overview of metering system capabilities and functionality as well as common components across various metering systems

  • Metering Approaches: Description of the four primary approaches to metering, including required equipment common for each approach

  • Metering Process: Outline of the five step process typically used to evaluate, design, install, and implement Federal metering programs

  • Metering Best Practices: Features information about energy and resource metering at federal facilities, including metering requirements under the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

  • Metering Guidance: Offers information on meeting the metering requirements of U.S.C. 8253(e), tells which federal buildings are appropriate to meter, gives metering prioritization recommendations for agencies with limited resources, discusses the requirement for agencies to submit metering implementation plans the U.S. Department of Energy, and more.

Chapter 8 of the Federal Energy Management Program's Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Best Practices Guide outlines metering in detail. The full guide is also available.