The Emlite twin element meter can be used for monitoring self-consumption of energy generation
Product code: EMC1.w Download the datasheet
The twin element meter operates as two separate meters in one for independent measurement of energy consumption and energy generation. The meter has 2 measuring elements, element A measures energy generation which can be used for claiming feed-in-tariff payments, and element B to measure energy import and exported to the grid. This makes it possible to establish how much of the PV generation has been used by the customer and how much has been exported.
Meter readings are collected automatically via the Openmetrics web portal using the integrated GPRS communications module and network roaming SIM.
Two metering circuits for independent measurement of energy consumption and energy generation
One advantage of this type of metering is that it encourages consumers to change their habits to use energy when its available from solar generation, or other renewable energy source. Consumers benefit from a lower unit cost when using energy from the secondary source of generation instead of pulling from the grid.
The meter display shows calculated net consumption to show how much energy has been ‘purchased’ from the source of energy generation.
The second element can alternatively be used for controlling a 100A heating load through a rated breaker activated by a time-of-use switching matrix programmed to the meter. The switching matrix allows for day-of-week and seasonal switching with 50 time-of-use rates available.