Urjanet Utility Interval Data is a Data-as-a-Service solution that provides automated daily deliveries of prior-day interval meter readings for electricity, natural gas, and water usage.
The data is provided in intervals determined by the utility, which can range from 5 seconds to 60 minutes. Data is accessed directly from the utility provider’s customer portal and delivered in a CSV file format to a designated FTP/sFTP location, hosted by either the customer or by Urjanet.
Urjanet Utility Interval Data supports 70 electricity, natural gas, and water utilities worldwide, providing more coverage than the Green Button Standard. Urjanet Interval Data requires no hardware installation, making it a cost-effective energy and facilities management solution.
Urjanet accesses interval data using the customer’s Utility Portal login information. Using the username and password, Urjanet’s automated integrations download and process new data on a daily basis.
There are 2 basic requirements for Urjanet to access interval data:
- Smart Meter: Traditional meters are measured on a monthly cycle. Interval data is made up of many small incremental readings. Collection of this data requires a Smart Meter, which automatically transmits these readings to the utility.
- Web Accessible: While most utilities use smart meters to collect interval data from their customers, a limited number make this data available to their customers. A utility must post interval data either on its website or through a web service for Urjanet to access.
Urjanet aggregates data from utilities 1x per day. All new data is collected, stored in Urjanet's platform, and delivered in the daily delivery file.
While new data is sought daily, utilities can be inconsistent in their data posting habits. Posting interval data is ancillary to a utility’s core business. New data is typically published once per day, but posting times are not guaranteed, updates are made without notification, and service outages can last for long periods.
If you have a question about specific data that Urjanet has missed, please submit a request via firstname.lastname@example.org.