Archive for the “Power Monitoring Systems” Category

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

E.I.G Training. York, NE : June 2018

Posted on May 23rd, 2018 by Electro Industries

If you are located or will be in and or near York, Nebraska June 12th – 13th, this training is for you. Training Meetings Electro offers two-day seminars that teach your staff all the features of our power meters and how to utilize them best. When installed, the meters match to specific applications in your […]

The Energy Guide Label on Appliances, What Does It Mean?

Posted on May 7th, 2018 by Electro Industries

Today, more than ever, consumers are just as concerned about being ecologically responsible as they are in being economically smart. When it comes to appliances in your home, the Department of Energy has given you a heads start in your search for the most eco-friendly device. They’re called “EnergyGuide” labels, and you’ve probably seen them […]


Why is Real Time Energy Monitoring Best?

Posted on April 9th, 2018 by Electro Industries

Looking for more information about real-time energy monitoring? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s some of your most commonly-asked questions answered by the power monitoring professionals at Electro Industries. Q: What is real-time energy monitoring? A: A real-time energy monitoring system is a series of meters and computer software that allows you to view how much […]


Steps to Becoming a Better Energy Manager

Posted on March 23rd, 2018 by Electro Industries

What an Energy Manager Does An Energy Manager’s function is to evaluate their employer’s energy usage. He/ She must develop a strategy to reduce energy consumption and cost. These skills are beneficial to anyone wishing to reduce their own energy costs. Here are some tips to help you excel in energy management. Start With the […]


What are the Differences between AC and DC Power?

Posted on March 22nd, 2018 by Electro Industries

What are the differences between AC / DC power? There are several differences between AC(alternating current) and DC (direct current). The primary difference is the direction in which the current flows. With AC the electric current flows in cycles that alternate between at regular intervals going forward and then backwards. With DC electricity flows in […]


We’re Hiring  – Apply Today

Posted on January 29th, 2018 by Electro Industries

EIG has been around over 40 years. We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for our amazing family within. Great minds and hard workers, the reasons we are the leaders in our field. At EIG, there is no limit to how far you can grow your career. We support each employee in expanding their knowledge base and […]


Nexus Series – F.A.Q. Answered!

Posted on January 24th, 2018 by Electro Industries

Today, we will be answering some frequently asked questions about our Nexus Series. If you feel like we missed anything in our answers below, please reach out to our support for any help at all at: 866-928-7908 or email us at: How can I communicate with the Nexus 1250 meter? The Nexus 1250 meter has […]


The Six Ws of Energy Management Systems

Posted on April 12th, 2017 by Electro Industries

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! Here’s everything you want to know about energy management systems, courtesy of the experts at Electro Industries!   What is an energy management system? An energy management system uses a series of meters and computers to monitor, control, and optimize the power consumption of your facility.   Why are […]


3 Things Your Utility Bill Isn’t Telling You

Posted on March 30th, 2017 by Electro Industries

When you get your electricity bill every month, do you pay it blindly or examine it closely? Even if you do pay attention to everything written on the statement (which most of us don’t), you are still missing out on key information. Here are three things your utility bill doesn’t tell you:   Peak hours. […]

Must-Have Features of Any Energy Management Software

Posted on March 13th, 2017 by Electro Industries

  Any good energy management system has two components: hardware and software. The hardware is the physical equipment, such as meters and submeters, that track energy consumption. The software refers to the computer applications which display and organize the vast amounts data collected by the hardware.   If you are looking to invest in energy […]

3 Ways Schools Can Benefit from Energy Management Systems

Posted on March 7th, 2017 by Electro Industries

Did you know educational facilities across the United States spend more than $14 billion on energy each year? Furthermore, it is estimated that about 30% of this energy (or $4.7 billion) is ultimately wasted.   With statistics like these, it’s easy to understand why schools across the country are implementing energy management systems on their […]

4 Not-So-Obvious Benefits of Power Monitoring

Posted on February 14th, 2017 by Electro Industries

  If you are a regular reader of the Electro Industries blog, you are already familiar with the many benefits of power monitoring. With the right tools and equipment, you can reduce energy consumption by up to 20%, improving your profit margin and reducing your impact on the environment. What you may not know, however, […]

3 Ways Power Quality Analysis Can Save You Money

Posted on February 3rd, 2017 by Electro Industries

  Not all energy is created equal, that’s where power quality analysis comes into play. Power quality analysis involves using a series of meters and gauges to monitor your facility’s power supply, in order to make sure it can support operations. When there is a significant change in the quality of energy being supplied to […]

6 Features to Look for in an Energy Management System

Posted on January 18th, 2017 by Electro Industries

Not all energy management systems (EMSs) are created equal. While some will help you meet and exceed your goals, others will only lead to failure and frustration. An energy management campaign is only as good as the tools it utilizes, which is why you should seek out an EMS with these six features: Real-time monitoring. […]

What You Need to Know About Submetering – the Basics

Posted on January 6th, 2017 by Electro Industries

In today’s world, more and more companies are looking to go green. Whether it is to save money, save the environment, or both, reducing energy consumption is a top priority for businesses across the globe – big and small One of the best ways to cut energy usage is through the use of power monitoring […]


Electro Industries Releases Low Voltage Option for the Nexus® 1500plus High-Accuracy Meter in NEMA 1 Type Enclosure

Posted on December 22nd, 2016 by Greg Taylor

Westbury, NY (Thursday, December 22, 2016) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announced that the Nexus® 1500+ high-accuracy revenue and Class A power quality meter for critical metering applications in a pre-wired NEMA 1 type enclosure assembly is now offered in a low voltage option in addition to the existing options. The (18-60) V DC configuration, supported […]

3 Reasons Your Business Should Be Managing Energy Consumption

Posted on December 20th, 2016 by Electro Industries

  Does your business utilize an energy management system? If not, it should. An energy management system, or EMS, is a series of computer-aided tools and meters designed to monitor, control, and optimize the energy consumption of your facility. Any business — regardless of size, location, or industry — can benefit from an EMS. Here […]

Why Now is the Best Time to Invest in Energy Management Solutions

Posted on November 16th, 2016 by Electro Industries

There is no time like the present. This ancient proverb was spoken well before the time of energy management systems, but its message can still apply to the relatively-new technology. An energy management system, or EMS, is a series of power meters and computer software that allows companies to monitor, control, and optimize their energy […]


Top 3 Factors in Energy Management Success

Posted on November 8th, 2016 by Electro Industries

Behind every good energy manager, there are a few things to help them along the way. These three factors are vital for energy management success: Upper management support. It is hard to get anywhere in business without the support of your superiors. In the world of energy management, this problem is far too common. Energy […]

Real-Time Energy Monitoring: Q&A

Posted on November 3rd, 2016 by Electro Industries

Looking for more information about real-time energy monitoring? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s some of your most commonly-asked questions answered by the power monitoring professionals at Electro Industries.   Q: What is real-time energy monitoring? A: A real-time energy monitoring system is a series of meters and computer software that allows you to […]


3 Operational Changes To Make Your Building More Energy-Efficient

Posted on October 21st, 2016 by Electro Industries

  How energy-efficient is your business? The answer is “not energy efficient enough”. Even if you operate a LEED-certified building, there is always room for improvement. Making these three operational changes is a good place to start. 1. Optimize building scheduling. Take a close look at your building’s operation schedule. Does it match up with […]

5 Ways You Can Winterize Your Business

Posted on October 19th, 2016 by Electro Industries

  Winter is almost here, which means sky-high heating bills. While many companies will spend a small fortune to keep their facility warm this season, it doesn’t have to be that way. Just follow these five steps to winterize your business and save energy.   Seal Air Leaks Around Your Facility. If you have air leaks […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Power Monitoring Equipment

Posted on October 18th, 2016 by Electro Industries

Whether you are already somewhat familiar with power monitoring equipment, or you have never heard the term before, you might be interested in learning more about it. Luckily for you, the experts at Electro Industries are here to share some of the knowledge we’ve accumulated over the past 40 years. Here are some frequently asked questions […]

5 Telltale Signs That Your Business Needs to Invest in an Energy Management System

Posted on October 14th, 2016 by Electro Industries

If you want to improve corporate sustainability and cut back on your energy usage, an energy management system is a necessity. Energy management systems, also known as EMS, track your energy usage in real-time and provide you with useful insights to consumption patterns. Here are five telltale signs that your business needs to invest in […]

Say Goodbye to Energy Waste and Hello to Savings with Electro Industries

Posted on October 12th, 2016 by Electro Industries

How much money is your business spending on its energy bills? Unless you are using power monitoring equipment, the answer is too much. Experts estimate that up to 30% of all energy that is created is ultimately wasted. A lot of this is due to inefficiencies in the distribution process, but the majority of it […]

Is Your Business Keeping Track of These Energy KPIs?

Posted on August 30th, 2016 by Electro Industries

Every business has multiple key performance indicators (KPIs) they are closely keeping an eye on. These usually include metrics such as operating costs, profit margin, market share, and customer acquisition cost. However, for every one metric you are measuring, there are probably several that you aren’t, but should be. Here are three prime examples of […]

The One Investment Every Business Should Be Making

Posted on August 29th, 2016 by Electro Industries

As a business owner, nothing is more important than your bottom line. Every decision you make should revolve around it, and how you can improve it. Whether it is hiring a new employee, purchasing raw materials, or upgrading equipment, every penny you spend should offer some return on investment; or ROI. Purchasing decisions can vary […]

Why Real-Time Energy Monitoring is Better Than Interval Data

Posted on August 8th, 2016 by Electro Industries

If you are searching for an energy management system (EMS), you will have two types to choose from: those that provide data in intervals, and those that provide it in real-time. Before we get in to which type of EMS is better, it is important to understand both categories of data: Real-time data: key information […]

3 Reasons to Invest in an Energy Management System for Your Business

Posted on July 18th, 2016 by Electro Industries

An Energy Management System – or EMS – is a system of computer-aided devices used to help you monitor, control, and optimize your energy consumption. They are becoming more and more popular in recent years, and with the benefits they offer, it’s easy to see why. Here are three reasons why businesses all over the […]

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