Disturbance Direction Detection: Putting an End to Blindly Paying Power Bills
When you receive power bills for your facility, how closely do you study what exactly is causing your charges? The odds are, for you and most other facility managers and business owners, the process of paying a power bill is simply writing a check for the owed amount without doing any investigating. This is a result from a lack of time and knowledge about specific power practices and terminology. With this being said, there are many charges that are caused by power companies that can be avoided.
In some cases, businesses are being charged for power disturbances that aren’t caused by any power-consuming devices in their building. Without carefully studying the power bills every month, it is difficult to detect these charges.
Luckily, there is a form of power monitoring called Disturbance Direction Detection that works with smart power meters. As the name implies, Disturbance Direction Detection identifies whether a power disturbance is coming from upstream or downstream from a building’s power meters. This is possible through the detection of current and voltage changes when an event occurs.