Alternative definitions of M&T
Within the energy management profession there are three commonly-accepted ideas of what
This Guide is about "Category A" M&T.
- Category A: A system for analysing, diagnosing and reporting on the physical performance
of processes, buildings, and vehicles, with a view to detecting avoidable excess
consumption. In an industrial context, often conducted on a weekly cycle; applicable to
submetered zones and processes, and heavily reliant on the host organisation's own
meter readings and other related business data.
- Category B: A system for analysing, diagnosing and reporting on the financial performance
of energy procurement and use. Very typically operated on a monthly cycle and at the
whole-site level, using consumption data on suppliers' bills.
- Category C: Collection, presentation and analysis of fine-grained consumption data, typically on
half-hourly intervals, with emphasis on profile-matching.