Introduction to power monitoring and submetering
- COURSE OUTLINE
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As a result of this course, you will be able to:
Who should attend?
Facility managers and engineers; HVAC system designers, engineers and contractors; energy efficiency specialists; building owners; maintenance and operations personnel; energy and sustainability managers; and anyone with interest in power and submetering systems.
This half-day course provides an overview of typical power monitoring systems. Participants will be introduced to power monitoring terms and definitions and will learn the importance of integrating submetering into an energy management program.
Learn how demand charges, power factor and load factors impact system operation. We’ll discuss the operational and financial benefits of power monitoring.
Find out about typical metering hardware, their features, capabilities, and common applications. Get tips on installing basic to advanced metering techniques and discuss CT/PT operation and system types.
Finally, we’ll discuss typical software applications and functionality, including logging and alarming.
Participants will leave this course with a basic overview of the capabilities of power monitoring systems and best practices for implementing a power monitoring program.
7:30 am: Registration and continental breakfast
8:00 am–12 pm: Program
The registration fee for attending this half-day course is $49, which includes continental breakfast. There is limited availability, so you are encouraged to register early.
Site information will be sent with your enrollment confirmation. If you have any special needs (e.g. dietary, physical), please let us know at the time of registration. All requests will be kept confidential.
Photo and video rights
We reserve the right to use photographs taken during the event for promotional purposes. Also, this program may be videotaped for future publication.
Please note that in order to receive continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire training; partial credit cannot be given.
AIA Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 3.75 LUs for this instructor-led face-to-face course.
BOC This course offers up to 3.75 points for BOC certified operators.
BOMI This course is approved for up to 3.5 continuing professional development points toward renewal of the professional designations offered by BOMI International.
WI-DSPS Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this course for 3.5 CEUs for the following credentials: Commercial Electrical Inspector Certification, Industrial Journeyman Electrician License, Journeyman Electrician License, Master Electrician License.
This course will not be pre-approved for GBCI credits; however, if you believe the content is applicable to your credential, you can self-report credits
This course is currently being reviewed by additional continuing education accreditation organizations. Please check back for up-to-date information.
Instructor and course introduction
Energy management overview
- Why – industry drivers of power monitoring and energy management systems
- Definitions of energy and demand and understanding utility bill rate structure
- Power factor and load factor
- Basic energy meter features, capabilities, applications and installation tips
- Intermediate power meters features and capabilities applications and installation tips
- Advanced power meters features and capabilities applications and installation tips
Logging, alarming and waveform capture in meters
- Differences between device based logging capabilities vs server based
- Device alarming characteristics, common types of alarms
Wrap up and questions and answers
Karl Kersey PE, CEM, LEED AP, CEA, CSDP, BEP, GBE
Karl is an energy engineer and corporate trainer. He has experience providing solutions and guiding clients to greater profitability while simultaneously reducing carbon emissions and conserving natural resources. During the past 20 years, he has helped hundreds of organizations increase profits by reducing energy costs with the application of energy management solutions. He’s commissioned systems for many well-known clients including: Apple, US Navy, GM, Toyota, Honda, Mercedes, IBM and Home Depot. Karl is the power quality specialist for Power Management University at Franklin, TN where he develops courses to provide solutions in the topic areas of energy auditing, demand response and alternative energy sources. Karl’s work is published in Control Engineering Magazine and Buildings Magazine.
Mark Frankosky PE, CEM
Power Management Consultant
Mark Frankosky, PE, CEM, graduated from Purdue University in 2010 with a degree in Electrical Engineering focusing on power systems. He started his career as an Application Engineer, providing power monitoring solutions to customers including commercial buildings, higher education, manufacturing, data centers and hospitals. He later went on to support government entities and help them continue to build their enterprise energy management system to report on energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions throughout all their buildings in the US. Currently, Mark works as an instructor with Power Management University assisting customers better understand the operation and advanced configuration features of their power monitoring hardware and software.
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