What we need to know to quote your energy efficiency projects

Partnering with Wattics means that you can now avail of our technical support in terms of metering and software requirements when putting together your project proposal.

Depending on the complexity of the project at hand, the mix of calls, emails, photos and notes can quickly get messy. As such, we have tried to formalise the exchange of information, and the below summarises all we need to know to provide you with a quote for your project.

 

A template Project Specifications form can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. Fill the form with your project specifications and send it to sales@wattics.com for a quick quotation.

 

1. What needs to be monitored?

Wattics Dashboard has been designed to connect to a wide range of data sources, and to analyse heterogeneous data streams, from electricity readings to environmental data and business metrics.

We need to know what data types you are interested in to focus your monitoring requirements. For example indicate ‘Electricity’ and ‘Environmental conditions’ if you need to monitor electrical energy and environmental parameters for an M&V project.

 

ID Conference area Electricity Water Gas Heat Fuel Environmental conditions Business metrics

 

2. Where should the measurements be made?

Knowing the number of geographical locations helps us understand the meters and sensors’ deployment setup and possible wiring constraints, and more importantly the number of data loggers/gateways that will be needed on site to concentrate the measurements and push them to Wattics.

At Wattics we talk about rooms, which we define as a space with 4 walls such as a plantroom, a kitchen, a switchroom, etc. You need to tell us the number of rooms where measurements will need to be taken (see example below).

 

Room ID Room Name Electricity Water Gas Heat Fuel Environmental conditions Business metrics
R1 Switchroom
R2 Plantroom
R3 Conference area
RN Effluent area

 

3. How many measurements at each location?

Now that we know the number of rooms and the type of measurements, you need to tell us how many measurements you need in each room, so we can specify the number of meters and sensors required.

 

Room ID Room Name Electricity Water Gas Heat Fuel Environmental conditions Business metrics
R1 Switchroom 4
R2 Plantroom 8 2
R3 Conference area 4 2
RN Effluent area 9 5
25 9

 

4. Tell us more about the measurements

Any piece of information is crucial for a good estimate of metering requirements, but we understand that not all information may be available at this point of the project.

Please provide as much information as possible and we’ll take it from there. Knowing what’s out there (e.g. AMP rating for an electrical circuit or pipe diameter for a water pipe) and what needs to be supplied (e.g. new gas meter for gas measurements or pulse unit to connect to an existing heat meter) will greatly facilitate our work but also your work in sorting out your own quote.

 

Examples are given below for all data types.

 

Electricity
Room ID Circuit ID Name Phases AMP (A) Meter needed?
R1 EP1 Offices 3 300 Yes
RN EPX Aerator 2 3 400 No, Schneider PM5320 to integrate
Water/Gas/Heat/Fuel
Room ID Supply ID Name Meter needed? Pipe size
R4 WP1 40 deg tank Yes 2″
RN WPX Kitchen No, Kamstrup Ultrasonic to integrate 0.5″
Environmental conditions
Room ID Measurement ID Name Type
R3 ECP1 Return air Temperature
RN ECPX Side windows On/Off switch
Business metrics
Room ID Metric ID Name Source
R4 BMP1 No. customers Manual input
RN BMPX No. boxes ERP system

 

5. Other general information about the deployment

Any other information relevant for the project in terms of monitoring equipment and online access? Let us know.
 

General information
Permission to use customer LAN Yes
Site location Mexico
Specific requirements Historical data in CSV format to import
Anything else?


Download your Project Specifications Form Template

 

Please send your Project Specifications Form to sales@wattics.com when you are ready, we’ll follow up with you with a quote for our dashboard, meters, sensors, gateways, CTs and more, and specific questions as necessary.

 

Please contact us at support@wattics.com if you have any difficulty with preparing your project specifications.

Anthony Schoofs

Anthony Schoofs

Chief Technical Officer at Wattics
Anthony drives Wattics' innovation on energy efficiency for industrial and grid environments. Anthony is also behind WSNbuzz.com, a blog covering technology advances within the smart grid and IoT markets, and was listed in 2011 amongst the top 100 IoT thinkers. Anthony was recently awarded the Globe Sustainability Research Award for his contribution to advancing knowledge on sustainability.
Anthony Schoofs

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