Innovations in wireless communications are rapidly being integrated into the utility metering industry. New cellular technologies like LTE-M and long range radio systems like LoRa and Sigfox are enabling electricity, gas and water meters to be remotely monitored at very low costs. This is allowing commercial, institutional and residential property managers to meter loads in geographically dispersed locations and to meter applications that were previously not cost effective. The systems are also increasing the amount of interval data available to utilities, properties and consumers, which is advantageous for utility use reduction, energy management, leak detection, etc.
The presentation will focus on the following topics:
• New wireless technologies
• How they are integrated with utility meters
• How and where data is collected
• Uses for interval data
• Costs/benefits to utilities, property owners and users
QMC leads the industry in intelligent submetering solutions for utility use optimization, tenant billing, and LEED certification in commercial, industrial and institutional buildings across Canada. QMC supplies top quality electricity, water, thermal energy & gas meters, automation equipment & EMIS software backed by expert system design, project management, support and training. QMC's project-specific, custom submeter solutions help conserve energy and save money for building operators and tenants.
Vice President, Eastern Sales
QMC Submetering Solutions
Michael Easton is a co-owner and the Vice President of QMC Metering Solutions for Eastern Canada. Michael manages QMC’s national commercial and institutional portfolio accounts. Michael has been a partner with QMC Metering Solutions since 2006 and has spent over 10 years focusing on business development in Ontario, Quebec, the USA and International Submetering Markets. Mr. Easton also works with utilities and energy efficiency organizations to promote the conservation benefits of smart submetering.
Michael obtained his BBA from Simon Fraser University in 2002 and is a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional and member of the Association of Energy Engineers. Previous employment includes BC Hydro Power Smart and the BC Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection.