To address this issue, the California Lighting Technology Center at UC Davis partnered with RMS Energy Consulting, LLC, and Southern California Edison to assess the accuracy of today’s commercially available NLCs’ integral energy meters and compare their performance to current utility requirements, such as revenue-grade metering.
Integral Metering & Reporting Capabilities of Networked Lighting Controls
Networked lighting control (NLC) systems have proven they can successfully reduce demand and save energy in real-world applications through a combination of basic and advanced control strategies. However, the potential of NLCs’ integral metering and reporting capabilities to provide cost effective energy-use data for incentive programs and outcome-based code opportunities has not been fully realized. This is, in part, due to the variety of metering and reporting approaches used by today’s NLCs.
R&D Engineer IV
Director of Engineering