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EC Enterprise: Multi-Meter Bill & Corresponding EnergyCAP Template
Posted by John Pierce, Last modified by Joel Brickell on 27 June 2012 02:26 PM
Question - I have a facility with dual electrical feeds from the utility. Therefore, I have two meters that are summed together to determine the total consumption.  How do I set up the EnergyCAP Bill Entry Template(s) to accurately capture the data for each meter?

Bill Sample:
Account Number 41480060  Billing Period from 04/01/2010 to 05/01/2010
Payment Due is $30,306.74
Meter Information
Meter Number 8286
Total On Peak KW Demand = 9198

Peak Summer Demand = 10658.00
Total KW Billing Demand = 10297.00

Meter Number 8361
Total On Peak KW Demand = 17

Meter Number 8286
Total Off Peak Demand = 7929

Meter Number 8361
Total Off Peak Demand = 17

Meter Number 8286
Total On Peak KWHs = 1978264

Meter Number 8361
Total On Peak KWHs = 4871

Meter Number 8286
Total Off Peak KWHs = 2372084

Meter Number 8361
Total Off Peak KWHs = 36744

Meter Number 8286R
Total Reactive/RKWH = 622969

Meter Number 8361R
Total Reactive/RKWH = 3448

Charges
Customer Charge = $253.63
Distribution Charge:  10297.00 kW x $2.827736 Each kW = $29,117.20
Distribution Charge:  1983135 On Peak kWh x $0.000451 Each kWh = $894.40
Distribution Charge:  2408828 Off Peak kWh x $0.000451 Each kWh = $1,086.38
Power Factor Adjustment = $2,488.05-
Utility Tax 5.00% = $1,443.18
Total Electric Delivery Charges = $30,306.74

Answer - With duel electric feeds from the utility, the demand and consumption may flow more heavily through one meter or the other (as in this example), or it may be rather even between the two.  As we want to accurately capture the data for each meter, we first need to determine what data is being provided in the utility bill.  Based on the above sample bill, we can see that the utility is providing On Peak Demand, Off Peak Demand, Total Billing Demand, On Peak Use, Off Peak Use, Reactive Use, and Charges.  Unfortunately, the Charges are not broken out for each meter.  Therefore, in EnergyCAP we will create a single Account with two Meters assigned to it.  For the Bill Entry Templates, we can choose to select an existing, standard EnergyCAP Template that has Line Items for most of the data provided by the utility.  However, a better choice would be to create a Template that has Line Items that correspond to all of the data the utility provides, namely:  On Peak Demand, Off Peak Demand, Total Billing Demand, On Peak Use, Off Peak Use, Reactive Use, and Total Cost.  When entering bills, enter the Total Billing Demand value into the meter that has the highest On Peak Demand value and enter a zero for Total Billing Demand into the other meter.  Also, use the Calculator feature to determine the Total Cost for each meter.  Determine the Average Unit Cost (Total Electric Delivery Charges divided by the total kWh) and multiply this by the total kWh for each meter, which will give you the meter cost.

Last Update:  07/22/2010 by John Pierce
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