Electrical metering has become common practice in data centers over the last decade as it enables tracking power usage which can help minimize downtime and lower energy costs.

As traditional metering deployment can be an expensive process, some data centers have not adopted the tactic. However, new multi-circuit metering systems (MCMS) can now provide advanced metering capabilities at a lower cost.

This whitepaper covers the evolution of metering and looks at how multi-circuit metering systems can work in data center environments.