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Metered Power

Metered Power is a billing term that refers to payment for what is used, rather than payment for the total capacity of a power circuit that the customer may or may not use.

Depending on the customer’s needs, a data center may offer metered power as an economical alternative to purchasing a full circuit’s worth of power. In the same way that residential customers are charged by the kilowatt hour, colocation customers are charged only for the power they actually draw.