White Papers & Documents

Understanding the regulatory context for your next metering project can be a daunting task. Whether you are building an Energy Management System to meet corporate targets or are looking to reduce your exposure to regulatory constraints, the following resource will help you make informed decisions.


The Importance of Substation Monitoring

Transformer failure can cause many problems. A simple fault at the distributing end can cause black-out to a whole area. The fault can be very dangerous because a transformer failure can cause fire and explosions.

The understanding of transformer failures may allow the utility to implement preventive and maintenance measures to minimize transformer failures and to extend their operational life.

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What is an EMS? - Green Paper

Energy Management Systems (EMS) provide data storage, trending, monitoring, reporting and analysis functionality for meter and other device data associated with WAGES (Water, Air, Gas, Electricity and Steam) energy usage and electrical power quality. 

An EMS - typically a software solution - allows facility, building and energy managers to gather long term data and insight that allows them to make more informed decisions about energy activities across their facility or sites.

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BMS or EMS? - Green Paper

BMS or EMS? - choosing the right approach for Energy, Demand, Power Quality Management and NABERS Tracking.

This green paper is aimed at Consultants, Sustainability Managers, Facility Managers, Electrical Contractors and Mechanical Services Contractors involved in commercial buildings and facilities. It provides an overview of the features and functionality of BMS and EMS as related to energy usage improvement outcomes.

While there are many similarities in what these two systems do, there are a number of key differences:

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NABERS, Green Star, CBD, BCA and NMI: The Implications on Metering in Australian Commercial Buildings

This white paper is aimed at Building Owners, Consultants, Sustainability Managers, Facility Managers, Electrical Engineers, Electrical Contractors and Mechanical Services Contractors who are involved in the construction or refurbishment of commercial buildings in Australia. It provides an overview of the impact of regulations on metering.

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Proposed amendments to the pattern approval of electricity meters

The purpose of this document is to seek feedback on the two proposed amendments to the pattern approval requirements for electricity meters in use for trade in relation to the impulse voltage test. The first is to recognise and accept impulse voltage testing in accordance with the test procedure in the international recommendation OIML R 46. The second is to accept a lower level for the impulse voltage test for sub-meters.
 
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CET Meter Comparison

Compare many of CET's meter technical specifications and capabilities.

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Pattern Approved Electrical Metering in Australia

On 1 January 2013, The National Measurements Act 1960 was amended to lift the exemption for Pattern Approval of electrical meters. This has had a profound impact on sub-metering of commercial buildings and facilities. Unfortunately, the legal and practical impact of this change is not well understood and is resulting in some stakeholders in this field making conservative or incorrect decisions.

This white paper has been written for Building Consultants, Electrical Contractors, Switch Board Manufacturers and Systems Integrators to provide:

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NITP 14: National Instrument Test Procedures for Utility Meters

This document applies to the verification (initial and subsequent) of utility meters in use for trade which have been either manufactured within or imported into Australia. It is designed to provide guidance to utility meter verifiers in meeting their responsibilities under: National Measurement Act 1960 (Cth) (the Act); National Measurement Regulations 1999 (Cth); and National Trade Measurement Regulations 2009 (Cth).
 
This document also applies to the in-service inspection of water meters.
 
This document does not apply to the re-verification of utility meters.
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NMI M 6-1 Electricity Meters Part 1: Meterological and Technical Requirements

This document contains requirements for the metrological control of electricity meters intended for use for trade. It specifies the metrological and technical requirements for the pattern approval and verification of active-energy electricity meters of accuracy classes 0.2, 0.5, 1 and 1.5. The requirements apply to all watt hour meters used for single-rate or multi-rate operation, in single or polyphase installations, having a nominal operating frequency of 50 Hz and a connection voltage not exceeding 600 V.

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NMI M 6-2 Test Report Format

This document provides a test report format for the pattern approval and verification of active-energy static electricity meters of classes 0.2, 0.5, 1 and 1.5 covered by NMI M 6-1 Electricity Meters. 
Part 1: Metrological and Technical Requirements. It may clarify NMI M 6-1, but it does not add to or alter any requirements.
The test reports should make testing more efficient and consistent, and if testing has been conducted against other standards, the test reports may be used as a checklist to determine what further testing and information is required.
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National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007

An Act to provide for the reporting and dissemination of information related to greenhouse gas emissions, greenhouse gas projects, energy production and energy consumption, and for other purposes

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Clean Energy Regulator - Compliance, Education & Enforcement Policy

This policy sets out the principles adopted by the Clean Energy Regulator (the Regulator) to optimise compliance with the climate change laws it administers, including the role of education and its approach to compliance monitoring and enforcement. The policy sits within the broader Australian Government law enforcement policy context and should be read in conjunction with other relevant documents.

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Green Star - Performance Business Case

Buildings are the single largest contributor to the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, using 40 per cent of global energy and generating around 30 per cent of the carbon emissions. 1 In Australia, commercial and residential buildings alone contribute 23 per cent of Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions. So, why should building owners, operators and tenants seek a Green Star - Performance certification?

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Industry Perspectives from the 2012 EEO Workshops

In September 2012, the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism hosted Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) workshops in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. In addition to program updates from the Department, thirty company representatives shared their experiences in conducting EEO assessments and preparing Assessment Plans for the second five-year assessment cycle. The aim of this document is to share some of the key lessons discussed in the industry presentations at the workshops.

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Energy Efficiency Opportunities Verification Handbook

The purpose of this handbook is to assist companies to understand how the Department will undertake the verification process for the EEO program.

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Energy Savings Measurement Guide

The Energy Savings Measurement Guide (ESMG) version 2.0 is a technical document developed to help corporations estimate, measure, evaluate and track energy efficiency savings as part of the Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) Program, which is administered by the Australian Government Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism.

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Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme

This White Paper sets out the Government’s policy in relation to two major elements of its mitigation strategy: a medium term target range for national emissions, and the final design of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. These elements are placed in the context of Australia’s efforts to help shape a global solution, and a range of supporting and complementary climate change initiatives.

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