Retirement Village installs iPOWER smart submeters

The Whiddon Group is a major provider of aged care services in NSW. Their Glenfield facility is one of the largest in Australia and its electricity and water usage are a major operating cost for this not for profit group. ecoDATA has been monitoring and reporting water use at Glenfield over for 5 years and now two 12-channel iPOWER meters have been fitted to monitor major loads so that usage can be better managed. Thier data is being integrated with NEM12 interval data from multiple NMI supplier smart meters. ecoDATA assisted in developing the metering single line diagram to suit their reporting requirements and the switchboard layouts. Facility managers now have Internet access to live 5-minute interval data for voltage, current, kWh, kW and Power Factor which will enable them to identify and prioritise energy savings opportunities. The iPOWER solution cost 1/3 that of conventional submetering and was up and running in just 3 hours for 8 subcircuits.