Interpreting flat rate meter data

Help with data from accumulation or flat rate meters

This table outlines the data in each column of the file Ausgrid provides for sites with flat rate or accumulation meters.

ItemDefinition

NMI

The National Metering Identifier which identifies your metering installation. Your NMI should be located on your electricity bill.

Suffix

Identifies a particular data stream e.g. domestic, control load or solar.

Register

Identifier for a particular metering data source associated with a meter.

Meter

Physical unit that measures the flow of electricity. The meter number associated with the data is shown in this field.

Direction Indicator

Used to indicate the direction of the electricity flow. If the value is “IN” then the electricity is flowing from the electricity grid into the premises and represents electricity consumption. If the value is “OUT” then the electricity is flowing from the premises into the electricity grid and represents electricity generation.

Current Read Date

Date when the meter was last read or attempted to be read.

Current Read

Reading taken from the latest actual meter read or the calculated value where a reading could not be obtained.

Current Reading Flag

Indicates how the latest read was obtained. A value of “A” indicates an actual read was obtained. The value of “Z” indicates the read was calculated eg estimated.

Previous Read Date

Date when a previous meter read was last attempted.

Previous read

Value of the previous reading where an actual read was obtained or calculated readings where a reading could not be obtained.

Previous reading flag

Indicates how the previous readings were obtained. A value of “A” indicates an actual read was obtained. The value of “Z” indicates the read was calculated eg estimated.

Quantity

Calculated consumption or generation in kWh between Meter Reads.

NSRD

Proposed next schedule Read Date.

Update_Datetime

Date and time of when the metering data was last updated in our system.