Score Points With Submetering

LEED, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the largest driving force behind the increased development of green buildings in the world. One of the most important factors that LEED uses in their certification process is energy consumption and the owner’s ability to track usage and identify potential savings. While most conventional buildings have simple meters provided by the utility company for billing purposes, the advanced standards for LEED certification require more robust and more precise monitoring capabilities.


Submetering Simplified

LEED’s advanced energy metering requirements demand added specificity beyond what can be manually observed from the utility’s billing meter. In addition, individual end uses must be submetered if they make up 10% or more of the building’s total energy consumption for the year.

In order to meet the advanced energy metering requirements, user-owned power meters must possess the following qualities and capabilities:

  • Must be permanently installed, record at intervals of one hour or less, and transmit data to a remote location.
  • Electricity meters must record both consumption and demand. Whole-building electricity meters should record the power factor, if appropriate.
  • The data collection system must use a local area network, building automation system, wireless network, or comparable communication infrastructure.
  • The system must be capable of storing all meter data for at least 36 months.
  • The data must be remotely accessible.
  • All meters in the system must be capable of reporting hourly, daily, monthly, and annual energy use.

Setra Power Meter


Available in 3, 12, and 48 load options. The Power Meter from Setra is a networked revenue-grade power meter built on a versatile and powerful platform designed to meet the high demands for any submetering application.

Patrol Flex Coil


Offered in 12”, 24” and 36” lengths, the Patrol Flex Coil is the most accurate Rogowski Coil in submetering.

UL 2808 Split-Core CTs


Setra’s Split-Core current transformers provide a high accuracy current measurement over a wide dynamic sensing range for power metering applications. UL 2808 Certified


Quick & Easy Configuration via Setra Web Portal
  • Setup before getting to the jobsite using USB
  • Eliminate PPE, no need for setup in live enclosure
  • Clone meter setup to speed up next meter configuration
  • Download data for analysis or record keeping





With so many to pick from, choose the one that makes it easy
  • Only three Power Meter SKU’s to choose from
  • Every meter measures up to 600 VAC
  • Easy to stock & quick delivery
  • Patrol Flex CT’s take the guesswork out of amperage

Rethink the Way Metering is Done

Whether called Multi-Load, Multi Circuit, Multi Channel or even Branch Circuit energy metering, Setra’s line of power meters lower the cost per metering point and measures with more granularity than other metering solutions on the market.​

  • Measure two different service levels with Dual Voltage inputs on the 12 or 48 Load meters)​
  • Any combination of single, dual, or three-phase loads up to the CT count of the meter​
  • Intuitively configure any application with on-board configuration portal

Measure More... For Less



How the Meter Works



Utilize the built-in configuration portal to easily map out what’s being measured to support any energy management strategy



Wire the voltage service lines, current transformers, pule I/O and communications wiring to the meter



Leverage the available BACnet or Modbus communications protocol to tie the meter into any existing or new EMS or BAS within the application

Selecting a Solution
as Easy as 1 - 2 - 3


Identify what's going to be metered


Look across the installation and identify the equipment that are to be measured to support energy strategy

Examples: Chillers, Lighting, AHU’s, Tenant Usage


Count up how many CT’s are needed


Match the CT amperage to the breaker feeding the load or use Patrol Flex Coils (up to 1500A)

Single-Phase Service = 1CT
Split-Phase Service = 2 CT’s
Three Phase Service= 3 CT’s


Select Meter Part Number


Take the CT count and select the meter with the right number by matching the CT’s with available inputs

SPM03EDN = 3 CT inputs
SPM12EDN = 12 CT inputs
SPM48EDN = 48 CT inputs

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