The 16th annual
aM&T conference and exhibition
8 March 2018
taking place in the Premier Lounge of the Ricoh Arena, Coventry
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ESTA’s aM&T conference and exhibition is the UK’s leading event showcasing the latest in bespoke metering, monitoring, technology and energy services.
Now in its 16th year, its format provides visitors with need-to-know policy information, best practice end user case studies, in-depth clinic sessions and over 40 class-leading technology companies ready to assist with your energy management requirements. View the conference agenda by clicking above.
If you are responsible for managing energy in public or private sector organisations; overseeing efficiency measures in estates, public buildings, industrial processes, datacentres or more remote locations; or perhaps responsible for specifying energy efficient products or actually installing them for customers: Come and see the latest technology offerings that can save £££’s on your energy bills. See below for example Job Titles and Companies that have attended in the past.
ESTA members cover service provision across the whole of the demand side marketplace.
Choose your supply chain partnerships from a trusted source.
Conference Agenda – draft topics include
Leading through Innovation
How sub-metering has evolved. From streamlined and efficient design to IP connectivity and internal storage, gain insight into the options you should be considering for future installs and retrofits.
Connectivity that drives business value
Tapping into the true business value of IoT advancements through connected products, applications, analytics and services to improve energy and operational efficiency at every level.
It’s all about the data!
Not all data is the same. High quality, worry-free, accurate and uninterrupted data is the back-bone of all energy analysis and efficiency opportunities. What steps can you take to maximise return and ensure fit-for-purpose, future-proof information?
Making the Water Market work for you
The work being undertaken to build a successful water market though stabilisation, service, engagement, innovation and governance.
Our Energy Revolution – Future Energy Scenarios
How stakeholders feedback is being included into revised modelling scenarios and how a coordinated approach is needed to deliver demand fit for the future.
The future for smart energy, settlement reform, access to data and what consumers should know.
– Smart Systems and flexibility plan – how we can support smart energy
– Market Wide Settlement Reform and the approach to access to data
– A raw deal for businesses?
From paper to practice – implementing a metering strategy
Detailing the steps required to deliver a solution across electricity, gas, heating, cooling and water in a high-tech office and retail space.
SaaS – Software as a Service
But what does it mean for energy? With the evolution of big data, how will IoT, controls and virtualization provide opportunities to see the bigger and wider picture?
ESTA aM&T Group’s – Fundamentals of aM&T
Your guide to best practice metering, monitoring and software solutions.
Led by the Chairman with contributions from ESTA aM&T group members.
aM&T conferences are CPD Certified.
When securing your attendance please tick the CPD box to indicate your interest in obtaining a certificate.
ESTA’s annual aM&T event is recognised by purchasers as the best way to meet a comprehensive and focused range of the UK’s leading metering & monitoring companies in one place. This established conference and exhibition has been honed to meet the needs of delegates and exhibitors by putting you face-to-face with senior, high quality professionals.
With large and small space-only stands available, an intimate environment is created to encourage a community feel to the day. Stands are being chosen and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis so when they are gone, they are gone.
View the exhibition layout below, complete and return the exhibition booking form and get your year off to a great start at aM&T 2018 – ESTA’s 16th Annual automatic Monitoring and Targeting Conference and Exhibition. Prefer to book by phone call 020 3773 8165.
Attendees: View the floor plan, or see the exhibitor list below.
Exhibitors: click to view the booking form
ND Metering Solutions are one of the leading manufacturers of electricity sub-meters and associated products.
Schneider Electric offers a comprehensive solution to your entire building requirement, from power distribution and monitoring to complete Building Management Systems.
ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies that enable customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact.
CMR Consultants Limited are a UK based, independent provider of Metering & Data solutions, Energy and Water Consultancy.
DANLERS design and manufacture their own products.
digitalenergy brings together three essential elements to deliver a complete energy management solution, software, services and knowledge. The solution enables measurement, management and reduction of energy cost and consumption.
Elcomponent specialises in the supply of meters and metering systems, portable analysers and automatic power factor correction equipment.
Energy Metering Technology (EMT) has been a pathfinder in the application and use of Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) to assist utility management for Commercial and Industrial consumers, winning several awards for innovation along the way.
eSight Energy specialises in energy management software. Our leading energy management suite, eSight is the most sophisticated, fully web-enabled energy monitoring and targeting package available.
MWA Technology prides itself on offering the correct products for the right metering application.
Next Control Systems is a building and energy management company, specialising in the design, engineering, installation and commissioning of award winning integrated solutions for over twenty years.
Optergy are experts in energy management and building automation systems. A technology business within the Oberix Group, Optergy’s mission is to deliver superior software solutions using innovative technology to create intelligent automated buildings that are more cost effective, operationally efficient and manageable for their owners.
Optima have been supplying Enterprise level software for Energy Management to major clients since 1989, with over 4500 organisations and over 250,000 sites now having their energy data stored and managed on the Optima platform
Phoenix Way, Foleshill,
Coventry CV6 6GE
The Ricoh Arena is an international destination for business, entertainment and sport. A truly multi-purpose venue located in the heart of the UK, within two hours drive of 75 per cent of the country.
Famous for an experience that is easy, flexible and memorable.
For those travelling by car, parking is in Car Parks A, B and there is a charge of up to £10 for the whole day.
For those travelling by public transport, taxi journey’s are approximately 10-15 minutes from Coventry Train Station.
What is aM&T?
aM&T – the key to energy management
aM&T stands for ‘automatic Monitoring and Targeting’.
aM&T is the key management tool for identifying and reducing utility waste thereby helping you to cut costs and carbon emissions.
aM&T applied correctly can identify 12% savings [Ref: Carbon Trust].
aM&T is a continually evolving technology that encompasses utility, advanced and smart metering, sub-metering, data communications, data management and a broad array of software applications.
aM&T captures energy consumption information automatically releasing energy managers from tedious and time-consuming collection and allowing them to understand energy consumption in their organisation.
aM&T – automatically providing information to people who can take action to reduce energy waste.
aM&T systems comprise 3 key elements:
1. Smart Meters & Measurement
Primary [main incoming billing meters] include the principal smart and advanced utility meters to a site for electricity, gas and water.
Sub-meters are the second tier including heat and steam meters and secondary meters installed to measure consumption by specific items of plant or equipment or to discrete physical areas e.g. individual buildings; floors in a multi-storey building.
Most meters provide a simple pulse output; a contact closes each time a defined quantity of energy has been used.
Advanced and smart meters provide secure access to the stored measured quantities – register reads and interval values. Register reads are the values shown on the cumulative unit counters. Interval values are the sum of the units consumed during a fixed time interval, typically 30 minutes.
The UK government has mandated the replacement by 2019 of all electricity and gas meters by smart and advanced meters. It is already mandatory for all primary electricity meters in profile class 5 and above and all primary gas supplies greater than 732 MWh pa to have an advanced meter installed by April 2014.
Applications such as demand management and power network monitoring may require information at higher data rates that some classes of meter can provide.
Key factors influencing energy consumption are temperature, daylight hours, units of production, footfall. Using sensors or inputs, aM&T correlates these with energy use, to identify key drivers and produce Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), which are fundamental to target setting and automatic performance monitoring.
2. Communications and data capture
Advanced, smart and some sub-meters have built in communications and data storage facilities. Some pulse or digital communications need to be captured by data loggers.
The two dominant modes of local area data communications are wired and low power wireless. Wide area data communications is most often facilitated wirelessly using the public mobile networks.
Frequency of data capture
Typically, advanced and smart meters are delivering register and interval data (48 half-hourly values) once a day. Some aM&T systems collect and process data from meters and sensors much closer to real-time providing a continuous flow of updated information on what’s happening right now.
Software is used to collate and analyse energy data to add value by directing user attention to areas where energy can be saved.
There are a wide variety of software packages providing aM&T functions. Some focus on a single task, others offer a much wider list of features and benefits.
Traditionally, software applications have been licensed to end users who operate the software directly from within their own domain. Increasingly, software is offered as a service accessed via the internet using a web browser – often referred to as Cloud computing or SaaS (Software as a Service).
aM&T systems at minimum should comprise:
• One or more meters or sensors (transducers) that measure energy use for metering purposes.
• Systems to automatically capture, retrieve and store energy metering data electronically.
• Software to automatically analyse metered energy data, the key factors that influence energy use and produce reports on energy consumption.
A more detailed functional description of aM&T has been produced for the Enhanced Capital Allowances Scheme managed by the Carbon Trust on behalf of the Government. For details visit https://etl.decc.gov.uk/etl/site/etl/browse-etl/amt.html.
aM&T system provision
aM&T vendors may supply and install a fully integrated system or only individual components. Some systems may only address the needs of a single utility on single site whereas others offer a multi-utility platform reporting on an unlimited number of sites and meters.
If you choose to procure your system from multiple vendors then performance and compatibility risks are likely to rest with you. Buying from a single vendor offering an integrated turnkey solution allows you to transfer these risks to the vendor.
Consider on-going maintenance of the system components and who will provide it. Loss of data for even a short period will impact the integrity, usefulness and credibility of your system.
aM&T – Special applications
Leveraging the data collected by your aM&T system, other special applications may be offered by your software vendor.
Display screens or Dashboards
Typically installed in a high footfall area, displays are usually updated automatically every thirty minutes or less.
Dashboards provide feedback on building energy usage or displaying high-level corporate messages, aimed at visitors and/or employees to change behaviour and attitudes towards energy issues.
Utility billing services
Services include the production and forwarding of bills to tenants. Where metering is being used for any fiscal billing, meters must comply with the EU Measurement Instruments Directive (MID).
Feed in Tariff (FiT) and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments fall into the ‘fiscal billing’ category and so require MID approved metering.
Bureau and consultancy services
Your aM&T vendor may offer services to help you ranging from specifying your system to day-to-day energy performance analysis helping you to maximise the benefits and deliver measurable reductions in utility usage and costs.
aM&T – What to do next
To kick-start your project, visit: www.estaenergy.org.uk/members/products_and_services/amt-automatic-monitoring-and-targeting/ to find ESTA members specialising in aM&T .
ESTA automatic Monitoring & Targeting Group
Members of the aM&T Group offer full aM&T provision including smart and dumb meters for all fuels and services, automatic meter reading, analysis to identify energy waste and communication through dashboards and alerts often to engage with the wider workforce. Many of these services are offered through bureaux operation. These operations cover both primary [fiscal/billing meters] and secondary or sub-meters.
Measuring energy use is fundamental to all successful energy management programmes and Energy and Facility Managers must have access to the data produced in order that they spend their time managing energy rather than reading meters.
To support Energy and Facility Managers, ESTA introduced aM&T automatic Monitoring and Targeting – to bring the traditional Monitoring & Targeting into the world of IT and integrated communications by the addition of ‘a’ for automatic.
ESTA has established an annual aM&T Conference and Exhibition, which is a national focus for the industry and helps establish its key role in supporting Energy Management and Energy Efficiency.
To find out more and identify specific equipment and services visit: www.estaenergy.org.uk/members/products_and_services/amt-automatic-monitoring-and-targeting