Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 34.59
Liaison John Duvall
Submission Date Jan. 7, 2013
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Dominican University of California
OP-T2-18: Energy Metering

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Jacob Massoud
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management
School of Business and Leadership
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Does the institution meter all energy consumption (electricity, natural gas, purchased steam, etc.) for at least one building?:

A brief description of the metering system:

92% of the building space of Dominican has energy metering, however, 30% of the building space has building-level energy meter, which use the PG&E SmartMeter technology.

The following buildings have the PG&E SmartMeter technology to meter all energy consumption: Edgehill Mansion, Edgehill Village, Conlan Recreation Center, Bertrand Hall, and the Facilities' building. All other buildings also have PG&E Meters but not SmartMeters.

The SmartMeter™ electric meter records hourly meter reads and periodically transmits the reads via a dedicated radio frequency (RF) network back to PG&E. Each SmartMeter™ electric meter is equipped with a network radio, which transmits meter data to a electric network access point. The system uses RF mesh technology, which allows meters and other sensing devices to securely route data via nearby meters and relay devices, creating a "mesh" of network coverage. The system supports two-way communication between the meter and PG&E. The electric network access point collects meter data from nearby electric meters and periodically transfers this data to PG&E via a secure cellular network. Source: PG&E Website

The SmartMeter™ gas system uses point-to-point RF technology to transmit gas usage data from SmartMeter™ gas modules back to PG&E over a dedicated, secure wireless network. Due to the simpler data requirements of the gas system, the SmartMeter™ gas system supports only one-way communication from customers to PG&E. This module is outfitted with a radio frequency (RF) transmitter. The module records daily meter reads and then uses an RF signal to transmit the reads to a data collector unit in the vicinity. The data collector unit (DCU), in turn, collects meter reads from many meters and securely transmits the gas usage data over a secure wireless network back to PG&E. Source: PG&E Website

The percentage of building space with energy metering:

The website URL where information about the metering system is available:

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