Echelon Refines The Smart Meter As Grid Sensor
Smart meters aren’t just remote-controlled utility cash registers. They can also be valuable sensors for utilities, telling them about voltage, frequency, power factor and other such data that’s needed to manage the modern power grid. There’s a catch, however — and it lies in the utility back office. Simply put, utilities aren’t ready for the “big data” flood that’s coming from their new smart meters.
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