STEP 1: Provide the means of collecting data from the entire meter
We work with the Energy Manager to review the existing meter estate,
and to provide a data communications capability for every meter. This
includes all meters, (electricity, gas, water, heat and
tariff meters and secondary meters).
Pulsed output meters (e.g. gas and water) can be connected through code
5 meters or dataloggers that will effectively convert the pulsed output
to half-hourly data. Coherent Research will recommend the data
communications methods best suited to individual requirements. The
communication methods can include telephone line, telephone extension,
ethernet connection, radio or GSM. We provide this initial review and
recommendation as a free service. We may propose equipment of our own
manufacture where applicable, but there is no obligation on the
customer to select Coherent products.
STEP 2: Collect the data.
Coherent Research will collect the meter data by automatic connection
on a regular basis, and the data will be stored in a secure database
system on Coherent Research servers. Access to the data will be
provided to the Energy Manager through an Internet connection.
STEP 3: Analyse energy
The Energy Manager can access current and historical consumption data
at any time. Individual meters can be interrogated. Coherent Research
provides a comprehensive range of reports and analyses. The Energy
Manager can download data for input into a local system, or to meet any
specific analysis requirements.