demand meter

demand meter

[də′mand ‚mēd·ər]
(engineering)
Any of several types of instruments used to determine a customer's maximum demand for electric power over an appreciable time interval; generally used for billing industrial users.
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Maximum Demand Meter customers will pay 300 per cent of the last 450 per cent of the last authorised recorded monthly consumption.
First, the company has partnered with a demand meter supplier and its local electricity provider to upgrade its electrical management controls, installing a system that monitors and balances its electric motors and melting furnaces to reduce electrical demand peaks without affecting production.
After shopping around, he decided he was paying too much with British Gas's maximum demand meter tariff.
If a retailer moves into a property previously occupied by a manufacturer, it may be on a heavy demand meter when a light use meter is all that's required.
A flow monitor that operates continually, recording instantaneous rates as well as those for short and relatively long intervals, could be classed as a demand meter as long as some provision is made to interpret recorded data.
On the advice of the electric utility, the property installed an off-peak demand meter, which resulted in annual savings of $1,000 a year.
Our automatic demand meter is kind of set-it-and-forget-it unless we make minor adjustments," said Robert Murillo, plant engineer, Pacific Steel Casting Co.
By limiting its EAF's highest power demand during any given interval with the use of a device (readily available from a variety of sources) called a demand meter (DM) Pacific Steel Casting Co.
Visibility into current customer information and real-time processing of events such as on demand meter reads to improve customer service.
This will allow OUC to take advantage of additional system features such as flexible rate structures on demand meter reads and remote disconnects/reconnects.
The ALPHA Plus meter is available as a single phase, 240 volt, one-rate demand meter or a polyphase, wide voltage supply, multi-rate, real/reactive meter.
The ALPHA Plus meter is available in a single phase, 240 volt, one-rate demand meter or a polyphase, wide voltage supply, multi-rate, real/reactive meter that validates meter service connections automatically, performs power quality monitoring, and provides load profile reading with remote communications.