STEP 1: Electricity flows from utility to a building's meter
Electricity travels from the electric utility to a building’s meter, where the utility measures the amount of electricity used. Electricity flows into the breaker panel inside the building.
STEP 2: A small component (MTU) of TED is installed inside the breaker panel
Inside the breaker panel, Current Transformers (CTs) are clamped around the main incoming conductors, accurately measuring the amount of electricity being used.
STEP 3: TED sends energy-use data over existing powerlines
Within the breaker panel, the CTs connect to an MTU. The MTU transmits the data over the existing power lines - so no additional wiring is required.
STEP 4: Data is instantly collected, analyzed and stored
An Energy Control Center (ECC) is the data-receiving hub that analyzes and stores real-time energy data. TED Footprints data-logging software is embedded in the ECC.
STEP 5: Energy-data can be viewed locally or remotely on any platform, computer or mobile device (iOS or Android)