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Sam Frost

Managing director for Vista Power Technologies and a sales professional experienced in LV/HV power distribution, power monitoring and control systems, standby and prime power generation systems, renewable energy, and energy storage solutions.
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Save Through Smart EV Charging with Smappee Infinity

Oct 7, 2020 1:00:00 PM / by Sam Frost posted in smappee, energy efficiency, smart homes, future homes, ev charger, electric vehicle, smappee infinity, smart charging

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Australia, let’s get smarter about using solar and off-peak power to minimise the costs of EV charging

Anyone who owns or is interested in electric vehicles (EVs) probably knows that the running costs can be significantly lower than vehicles running on petrol, diesel or LPG. Servicing requirements for electric motors can also be minimal compared to internal combustion engines, which translates to further cost savings for owners. That being said, there are still big opportunities – and exciting ones at that – for EV owners to further save with smart charging, both in charging costs as well as in an environmental sense.

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Submetering & Reporting per Australian NCC Section J8.3 with Smappee

Aug 15, 2019 12:30:00 PM / by Sam Frost posted in smappee, energy efficiency, energy monitoring, Australian National Construction Code, commercial power monitoring, ncc j8.3

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Smappee provides a cost effective, plug and play solution to meet the Australian national construction code requirements for energy monitoring and reporting..

The latest revision of the Australian National Construction Code and in particular NCC 2019 Volume One - section J8.3 Facilities for energy monitoring, means a lot when it comes to power metering and gathering historical usage data for light, power and other sub distribution circuits.

New 2019 Requirements

As of the 1st of May 2019 in NSW, VIC, SA, QLD and NT, and from the 1st of June 2019 in ACT the new standards require essentially all sub-distribution boards installed in large commercial facilities to have power meters installed and require the historical time of use data to be captured and accessible via a common data hub/monitoring system.

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