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.
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.