FREQUENTLY-ASKED-QUESTIONS / FACTS
1. What is sub-metering?
Sub-metering allows for equitable billing based on the tenants’ actual consumption of water/gas/electricity for each
unit in a multi-unit facility, where a master meter meters the facility itself. Costs are calculated on the basis of actual
use of kWh for electricity, cubic feet for gas and gallons for water.
2. What is Automatic Meter Reading (AMR)?
Each sub-meter will be linked through a communication medium, i.e. RS-485, PLC or RF frequency. GPP provides
advanced software that allows the electricity consumption from each meter to be read automatically via the
3. How do GPP meters work?
After installation in each unit, GPP meters will measure the electricity consumption for individual tenants in the
facility. The facility still purchases the electricity from the utility, but now the facility can equitably charge the
electricity usage to each tenant based on the actual electricity that tenant uses. The facility continues to receive an
electric bill from the utility, GPP meters will help the facility allocate the utility costs based on the electricity
consumption recorded from each GPP meter.
4. How do GPP meters benefit my customers and me?
When the electricity cost is estimated based on the square footage occupied, tenants that conserve will subsidize
the electricity cost of those who are wasteful. With sub-metering, both the facility and tenants will learn to reinforce
and manage energy conservation.
5. What is the GPP meter warranty?
GPP meters have a standard 1-year warranty for parts and labor. This warranty applies to products, which we can
confirm through in-house examination and testing, have not been subjected to, or operated in environmental
condition in excess of our published maximum specifications or otherwise has been subjected to misuse.
6. How can I get more information about GPP meters?
You can download the specification for each GPP product. If you need more information, you can fill out the form or
send us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-800-88 METER (1-800-886-3837)
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