RealEnergy, Los Angeles, has installed Power Measurement’s Ion Web-based, real-time energy meters at various industrial facilities throughout Southern California to monitor its distributed generation (DG) assets, with plans to install more across the United States next year.

Through the Internet, Ion meters upload electricity usage and fuel feed data directly from generator meters to the provider. RealEnergy is planning to use Ion at its Los Angeles headquarters for nationwide data collection, cost analysis, reporting, and billing. The first projects in Southern California include solar sites in Fountain Valley, CA, and Carlsbad, CA.

The company expects to build 20 DG sites in the coming months.