The New York Public Service Commission approved the use of the PowerHawk 6312 high-density meter, manufactured by Triacta Power Technologies, for submetering electricity in multi-unit residential buildings.
In New York, multi-family building owners and management companies are required to install and use approved submeters or risk penalties. Triacta meters’ testing at Met Labs resulted in an ANSI 12.20 class 0.5 accuracy rating.
A property using submeters still has electricity metered by the utility through a master meter, but each suite’s consumption is measured through individual, property-owned submeters. With submetering, residents in condominiums, cooperatives and rental buildings can account for their own consumption, conserve energy and lower their bills.
Triacta PowerHawk meters are also used for energy management in commercial applications such as New York’s Rockefeller Centre and the Hearst Tower.