About the devolved energy costs scheme, its objectives and the equipment used to achieve this.
The costs of energy and therefore carbon emissions are to be devolved to all colleges and support groups.
This process will include the issue of reports to advise historic annual consumption and costs as well as the monthly issue of actual consumption and costs.
This devolution costs scheme will run in parallel to current arrangements for energy and is intended to familiarise staff with energy and water use.
Further description of the School/Planning unit tabular report can be found under
The objectives of the devolution project are:
Traditionally the University receives energy consumption information from a bill on a monthly or quarterly basis. These bills are often estimated, and therefore inaccurate. Estimated bills are due to suppliers not accessing buildings and a once a year read as part of the suppliers contract.
As part of the devolved budget system the University has installed automatic meter reading equipment and fitted a data collection communications and infrastructure throughout the University.
Meter data is collected over the University data network and radio linked to central databases installed on Information Services (IS) servers. These readings are taken every half an hour and displayed on a PC.
The Monitoring and Targeting (M&T) software maps the metered information to buildings and their associated floor areas.
Further benefits of the M&T system are:
If you require further information or support please contact us.
Further information on Devolved Energy reports can be found under FAQs.
This article was published on Aug 31, 2012