Collection that scales
Connect your service to a provider that takes care of your environmental data-collection headaches. We help you provide a better customer experience and make sure you can focus your development on your core product.
One API – any energy data
Extract consumption data and costs from utility invoices. Upload single invoices or collect them automatically from customer portals and ERP-systems.
Customer pages and hubs
Add customer credentials to utility providers to collect any data from their customer pages. Access european data hubs through one, consistent API.
Smart meters and devices
Go beyond main meter data, and access data from your customers solar panels, HVAC systems and other smart metering.
We like to cooperate with innovative companies like Metry when building new services.
Michael Bjelvenmark, CEO at Business Vision
Smooth sailing in the winds of change
Don’t let data collection prevent your expansion
Delight your customers by offloading them the burden of environmental data collection. Outsource it to us and focus your efforts on improving your core offering. Avoid getting caught in the eternal time suck of developing yet another connector and format parser.
We offer you data collection tailored to your service’s needs and requirements, based upon our ten years of experience from the energy data market.
Go from the basement up
Cherry-pick the data sources you need
Main meter data is great for reporting and getting an overview, but sometimes you might need to add that extra data point for completeness. Let go of manufacturer incompatibilities, and collect data from any smart meters, solar panels, charging stations, and HVAC units. We make it a breeze to connect different hardware in different buildings built in different periods in time.
Build today, ship tomorrow
Access data with low up-front costs
Developers love our REST API for its ease of use. We use HTTP and JSON standards, to make integration smooth as butter. Call our API directly from your service, or use our ability to seamlessly stream data to your back-end.
How do you want to offer automated data collection?
As an alternative to manual collection
Connect to our API and offer Metry as a possibility for your customers to sort out their data collection. Get attention from our current customer base as a bonus.
Integrated in your service
Let us collect your customers’ data behind the scenes. Use our white-label data collection service to collect exactly the data your service needs.
See Metry in action
Schedule a session where we’ll discuss how we can deliver energy and environmental data that suits your needs
it’s all in the details
You ask, we answer
Convince your manager to invest in a data‑collection platform. Ensure IT have their security checklist covered. Let your operations team know that they can keep on using the same systems.
This is where we provide detailed answers to common questions. Got something even more specific? Schedule a session with us, and we’ll provide you with answers tailored for your business.
What types of environmental data can you collect?
The short answer: we collect environment data for energy and water consumption, and waste and recycling pick-up.
The longer answer goes like:
- Electricity consumption
- District heating and cooling consumption
- Gas consumption
- Heat pump energy production
- Solar panel (net/gross) production
- Water (hot/cold)
- Waste and recycling*
- Climate sensors (temperature/humidity)
- Air quality sensors (CO2/TVOC)
* Selected markets only. Regulations on what needs to be measured vary.
From what sources can you collect data?
In general, any internet-connected source where there is data.
Utility main meters
- Utility bills
- Customer pages
- File transfers (CSV, Excel, XML, and market-specific energy data formats)
- National energy data hubs
- Smart meters/metering gateways
- SCADA/BAC-systems (local installations and cloud-based)
- Cloud-based energy management systems
- Solar panel inverters and cloud platforms
- Charging station suppliers
Meters which yet haven’t been connected can be read manually using our app Metry Readings.
What level of detail do you support?
Generally speaking, any limitations to what is possible is not within our platform, but due to market regulations on what is published, or what supported by the systems that integrate to us.
That being said, at the moment we do not calculate consumption values on a higher granularity than per hour.
We offer several methods of collecting data that are suitable for different use cases. We’d love to discuss a solution that suits your needs in a demo session!
How quickly is our data collected?
The delay between the end of a measured period (e.g. a month/day/hour) and when the data is available in Metry mainly depends on when the data is published in the data source (e.g. when your utility bill is generated, how often data hubs push their values, et cetera). We process incoming data continuously.
These are average times for data being available in Metry.
- Monthly data: within one day after being available in the data source
- Daily data: the following day
- Hourly data from utilities: all values for a day are available the following day
- Hourly values from other sources: within one hour from being recorded, typically much faster
Which utility providers can you collect from?
If your provider provides you electricity, heating, cooling, gas, water, or waste/recycling services – and charges you for this – then we can collect data from them.
We have developed different tools for automating collection and extraction of environmental data for more than 10 years. This makes us confident enough to say that no source of data is too complex for us.
What do I need to provide to automate data collection for my customers?
In general, this kind of information/actions are required from your end:
- Automated utility bill collection: A connection to your ERP system
- Automated monthly utility data: Customer credentials (such as customer number and PIN code) or customer account logins for all your providers
- Automated granular utility data: Signed power of attorney from a signatory allowed to make energy-related decisions.
- Automated electricity data from hubs: In general, each metering point need to be approved for sync with Metry by logging into the hub as the utility customer.
- Technical systems in buildings: Login credentials, or configuration of data exports
We will discuss a solution that matches your data needs and available information before we get started.
What kinds of systems in buildings can I connect to Metry?
If your system measures energy, water consumption, temperatures, or air quality, and it has an interface for accessing it remotely, we can automate data collection from it.
In general there are two types of hardware that we connect:
- Data loggers and metering gateways: These devices are made specifically from exporting data and are commonly used for collecting granular electricity use and billing of tenants. As they export data, setup is typically easy and requires no network security changes.
- Building automation and control systems: These devices control production of heating, cooling, and ventilation. Many such devices can also connect arbitrary meters and sensors. Some of these devices may require your network administrator to configure the security policies to allow our collection robots to connect to them.
We’re happy to talk more about your specific need and answer questions in a session with one of our data collection experts.
How do we access data from Metry?
We support three different ways of accessing data:
- Live API: Your application makes direct requests to our API whenever you need the data. If your customers have their own Metry account, you access their data using OAuth.
- Pull API: Your application makes recurring API requests to sync any new data received since your last sync.
- File exports: We set up a custom file export in a format decided together. The files will be sent via HTTP Post, (S)FTP, SMTP, S3 buckets, Azure Blob Storage
Where can I find more information about how your API works?
In our API documention 😃
What countries do you collect utility data in?
We collect data all over Europe. Our strongest coverage is within the Nordics and the UK.
You can find the extensive list of utilities we already have connected here. More are added upon request every week.