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Looking Ahead: What’s in Store for Smart Grids in 2019

Posted on December 12th, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

As we look ahead to 2019, utility managers across the globe are chasing a more effective grid system for two main reasons – security and reliability. As a result, smart grid advancements will be a huge priority for national governments this upcoming calendar year, including the United States, Australia and China. Similarly, the introduction of […]

EIG Power Meter Training: Kick off the New Year with us in Minnetonka, MN

Posted on December 4th, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

Calling all engineers and technicians in Hennepin County, Minnesota and the surrounding areas! Our upcoming two-day training will be FREE and focus on the features of our Shark® and Nexus® series meters.   In order to get the most out of the technology you’ve installed (or are considering installing) it’s important that you fully understand the […]

How to Arm your Commercial Power Monitoring System against Cyber Attacks

Posted on November 30th, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

According to IBM’s 2018 Cost of Data Breach Survey, the average total cost of a data breach, globally, is $3.86 million. Putting reputation concerns and personal data vulnerability aside, that’s not a cost any business can take lightly. Electro Industries is committed to helping the businesses we work with stay ahead of the curve when […]

The WELL Building Standard and What it Takes to Be Certified

Posted on November 16th, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

When it comes to modernizing your commercial real estate, there’s health benefits in addition to energy and cost savings. Whether or not you provide a working environment that’s good for your employees’ well-being is for the International WELL Building Institute to decide. How to meet their standards? It’s not easy (given the 100 wellness features […]

Why Cyber Attackers are a Threat to Your Commercial Energy System

Posted on November 6th, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

It’s not the avocado, but it’s still a popular trend in our world and it’s called Cyber Security. While important to uphold cyber security best practices in many industries, here’s why it’s especially important for your power monitoring system. A cyber attack will cost you. If you are a retail store or manufacturer, the loss […]

Power Meter Training Right Here in our Home Town: Join us November 13 & 14 on Long Island

Posted on November 1st, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

Our company has hundreds of thousands of power meters installed all over the world, but there’s still no place like home! Since our humble beginnings 40 years ago, we have been proud to support and do business in the Long Island community by participating in programs like Long Island Forum for Technology and Long Island […]

Top 3 Data Center Power Monitoring Best Practices

Posted on October 30th, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

It’s a constant push and pull for Data Center Managers – how can you maximize power savings and minimize downtime? It’s tough, given the 1.8% of all US energy consumption that data centers use. A power monitoring system, when utilized effectively, will help drive this massive usage down – and turn more data centers into […]

Validate your Installation with Readings on your Power Meter

Posted on October 23rd, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

In a previous post we shared the three things you must know when installing CTs for EIG Meters. Once your installation is complete, you’ll need to validate it with the readings on your power meter. Here are the readings you’ll want to take a look at on the front panel of your meter: Voltages: You can […]

Webinar: Cyber Security in Power and Energy Meters

Posted on October 3rd, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

Please join us on Friday, October 12 at 10AM EST for an educational event on cyber security in Power and Energy Meters! Our special guests, EIG President Erran Kagan and Senior Software Engineer Rory Koval, will be talking about the need for the cyber security on power and energy meters for utility, industrial, and commercial applications. Learn […]

EIG Power Meter Training in Glen Ellyn, IL: October 24th & 25th 2018

Posted on October 2nd, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

Calling all engineers and technicians in DuPage County, IL and the surrounding areas! Whether you’re a current customer or considering what type of power meter system to install, our FREE two-day training will benefit you. Our local, expert technical support managers will take you through our Shark® and Nexus® series meters’ configuration, software, and features. […]

What is a Smart Grid and What Does it Take to Build One?

Posted on September 30th, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

Did you know on any given day, there are half a million people in America without electricity for 2 or more hours per day? This is because the grid was originally built as a one-way interaction. We all know how this system works. The utility company supplies electricity to the surrounding community and sends a […]

How to Install CTs for EIG Meters

Posted on September 25th, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

Installing CTs correctly is critical to receive good data from your EIG Meter. Here are the three main things you must know: One side of the CT is the high side, which needs to face the source of the energy White wires (terminals) connect to the high inputs on the side of the meter and […]

How to Prepare Commercial Buildings for Outages during Hurricane Season

Posted on September 22nd, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

When Hurricane Season arrives, business continuity plans and post-storm recovery are top of mind for key business stakeholders and facility management teams. It’s important, however, for all occupants to be aware of preparation tactics, potential impact and the plan of action going forward. For Building Occupants Leadership and/or Facility Managers are responsible for sharing business […]

How Smart Meters Help Utility Companies During Storms

Posted on September 13th, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

Smart meters provide immense value to utility companies – especially during hurricane season! Specifically when combined with an Outage Management System (OMS), utility companies and the communities they serve will enjoy three major benefits: Increased Accuracy  In many single outage instances, when customers call in to report “no light,” it turns out that the outage is […]

The U.S. Open Kicks Off Today: Sharing Highlights of Green Initiatives

Posted on August 27th, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

As the two toughest weeks in tennis kickoff, the tournament brings with it hundreds of thousands of spectators and a whole lot of consumption each year. 2018, however, marks both the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Open and 10 years of growing green initiatives led by the United States Tennis Association. This year we see […]

Our Commitment to Innovation & Continuous Improvement (2017 Product Announcements)

Posted on August 20th, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

It was 40 years ago when we launched our first digital power meter, but we didn’t stop there! EIG’s mission is to innovate and produce ground-breaking new technology in the energy space. Our customers motivate us to achieve these milestones and new product roll-outs. Let’s take a look at a summary of our product announcements […]

Gear Up for a Surge in Students with Advanced Metering

Posted on August 17th, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

Dorm rooms, classroom space, offices, and dining halls. The amount of energy used on your average university campus quickly adds up. But can anything be done about it? Whether it’s to reduce costs in your bottom line or to foster a culture of responsible citizenship among your student body, implementing an energy tracking system will […]

Last Call for August Power Meter Training in Washington D.C.

Posted on August 2nd, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

Calling all engineers and technicians in Washington D.C., Virginia and the surrounding areas! Whether you’re a current customer or considering what type of power meter system to install, our FREE two-day training may benefit you. Our local, expert technical support managers will take you through our Shark® and Nexus® series meters’ configuration, software, and features. […]

Energy Consumption Measurement Not Just for Commercial

Posted on July 25th, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

We’re proud of the work we’ve done to help revolutionize attention to energy usage and quality in the commercial space – but that doesn’t mean homeowners can’t find ways to save, as well! Power bills can hit you like a ton of bricks, especially when children are home for the summer, insisting to keep the […]

Portable vs. Permanent Power Monitoring Systems

Posted on July 16th, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

The type of power monitoring system your business will need is dependent largely on your motive for using one. Long-term reasons, such as cost-savings and environmental impact, call for a permanently installed system that delivers ongoing data, constantly helping you pinpoint room for improvement. Of course, a major component of achieving cost-savings and establishing eco-friendly […]

Our Commitment to Innovation & Continuous Improvement (2016 Product Announcements)

Posted on July 11th, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

  It was 40 years ago when we launched our first digital power meter, but we didn’t stop there! EIG’s mission is to innovate and produce ground-breaking new technology in the energy space. Our customers motivate us to achieve these milestones and new product rollouts. Let’s take a look at a summary of our product […]

How Your Airport Can Track Energy Usage & Power Quality

Posted on June 27th, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

Airports are among the largest energy consumption facilities. In fact, they’re even neck and neck with medium-sized cities. Knowing this, energy usage and power quality tracking is an absolute must. But how? Install Meters in Critical Areas. Install individual meters in various locations throughout the facility including old airport buildings, the parking garage, and the […]

Summer Solstice: 5 Facts About the Incredible Power of Solar

Posted on June 21st, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

The longest day of the year is here. That means more sunshine for everyone. We’re celebrating by sharing our five favorite facts about solar power. Thanks to Climate Reality Project for the inspiration. From the 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report Utility-scale solar installations are growing faster than any other generating technology at an average […]

Ways Commercial Buildings Can Save Energy this Summer (without compromising coolness)

Posted on June 13th, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

Commercial buildings eat up a ton of energy and often 24 hours a day. Here’s how you can cut costs this summer. Start with Lighting Lighting is a great place to begin because you can cut costs on two fronts. With efficient lighting, you can reduce heat production and increase time off – both of […]

Top Reasons to Install a Power Monitoring System

Posted on June 7th, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

You know a power monitoring system provides comprehensive, real-time data on power quality – but do you need to install one? Here are three reasons to make the investment. Reason #1: You’re looking to save money Even if you think you are doing okay on energy spend, it may be worthwhile to double check your […]

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