The Customer Configuration pages provide user configuration for each meter (up to 8) at each site or venue.
Once the meters are enabled the configuration fields are made available.
The list of customer codes and corresponding names should be provided in advance to IC Systems to hard code into the GRIDview database. The code must be numeric and can have up to 9 digits. Each must be integers with no decimal points. (1 through 999,999,999) This number is then entered for each meter to associate it with a given customer.
This is the day of the month the billing period ends. It can be 1 – 28 so as not to create calendar issues. The billing period closes at 00 hours & 00 minutes (Midnight) of the Billing Day. Since this time is the start of the day the kWh for that day are not included. For example: On July 1 the total kWh that will be billed for that period will include June 1 through midnight June 30th.
$ Rate / kWh
This is the rate in $ dollars per kWh that will be calculated for the billing period. Example if the customer is charged 17 1/2 cents per kWh and they have 1000 kWh. The $ Rate / kWh should be entered 0.175 and the bill would would reflect $0.175 x 1000 = $175.00
kWh Current Billing Cycle
kWh Curr Billing Cyc is displayed on the Home page. It is calculated from the meter data received of total energy used in kWh (kiloWatt hours) minus the kWh read at the end of the previous billing month. At the end of a billing cycle it is multiplied by the $ Rate / kWh to arrive at the amount to invoice the customer.
Total kWh Prev Month
When a new billing period starts kWh Current Billing Cycle is saved to Total kWh Prev Month and the old value is written over. The values before being overwritten are recorded and time stamped to for later reference.
$ Prev Month Bill
When a new billing period starts $ Current amount to invoice the customer is calculated, the previous value is then saved to $ Prev Month Bill. The values before being overwritten are recorded and time stamped to for later reference.
Current Adjustment kWh
This can be a positive or negative number and is added to the total kWh read from the meter.
kW multiplier constant
KYZ pulse outputs require a multiplier (pulse weight) to calculate kWh from each pulse received. Also Shark meters read in Watts and have to be converted to kiloWatts.
kWh multiplier constant
This is required for Shark meters that read in Watt Hours and have to be converted to kiloWatt hours.
Pre-programmed meter types are selected by these numbers:
10 – KYZ Pulse meter
30 – DENT meter (Modbus connection)
40 – Shark meter (Modbus connection)
50 – meter simulator