Advanced Electric Metering in Federal Facilities

  • Course ID:FEMP05a
  • Duration:3.5 hours
  • IACET CEUs:0.4 CEU

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This eTraining core course provides Federal energy and facility managers with the knowledge and skills to take full advantage of the benefits of advanced electric metering systems. It discusses the components of an advanced electric metering system that meet Federal requirements and help sites take full advantage of metered data. Emphasis is placed on the data analysis, including selecting the appropriate software tools and conducting analyses that achieve quantifiable results.

The instructor for this course is Ab Ream, retired energy technology program specialist, for the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). Assisting Ream with this course are W. David Hunt, an engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Greg Sullivan, president and principal engineer at Efficiency Solutions.

Learning Objectives

Develop the skills to take full advantage of advanced electric metering by learning to:

  • Select the most appropriate advanced electric metering system at the building, circuit, panel, or end use level
  • Evaluate and select data analysis tools from in-house-developed spreadsheets to commercially available software packages
  • Plan for new or additional advanced electric metering that enables the facility to improve energy efficiency and operations
  • Ensure that the current metered data is processed and interpreted in a way to facilitate targeted decisions and take action
  • Use demand profiles and other graphical displays to make decisions that will reduce electricity demand and save on utility bills.


  • Ab Ream, Former Program Manager, Federal Energy Management Program. Read Bio.

    Ab Ream was formerly an energy technology program specialist with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program. His program specialties covered operations and maintenance, energy audits, training, metering, commissioning, and measurement and verification. Prior to his DOE experience, Mr. Ream was the facilities energy program manager for the U.S. Coast Guard. He has a B.S. in engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.S. in technology management from the University of Maryland. Close Bio