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The True Cost of a Power Meter


December 12, 2019

Many costs are associated with implementing an energy management strategy for a company, including hardware, software, and labor. Choosing the right power meter to fulfill the needs of said strategy is critical for the success of any project. Delivering on the ROI of the strategy is key to meeting the objectives of the energy management strategy, so be sure to keep in mind the initial cost for a faster ROI.

Power meters are an investment, and when choosing one for an application it is important not to overlook any additional fees a meter might incur. In addition to buying current transformers, most power meters also require purchasing supplementary accessories to install the meter, such as:

  • Fused leads
  • NEMA enclosure
  • Added labor to assemble meter in the enclosure

Setra's Power Meter does not require any of these additions. The meter is its own NEMA 1 enclosure, eliminating the cost of the enclosure and additional labor, and doesn't need supplementary purchases like fused leads. Overall, Setra's Power Meter is less expensive as it saves on material and labor costs.

true cost of a power meter chart

 

Topics: Energy Management