World : The UK Pilots New SMETS 2 Smart Meter for Business Consumers

The pilot is claimed to be the first of its kind and is aimed at helping large industrial and commercial business customers to optimize their energy management. The technology needed to install the newest smart meters in businesses with larger and more complex electricity supplies, such as schools or large commercial premises hasn’t been available, so some of the largest energy users have been unable to benefit from the smartest technologies.

Using the new polyphase SMETS2 smart meter and the same software used by residential and small business customers with AMI meters, large businesses will be able to track and optimize their energy usage.

Subsidiaries of Drax, Haven Power and Opus Energy, will be using the technology. Drax and project partners developed the technology remotely within the DCC Manchester facility during COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. The facility, which is the UK’s operational headquarters for smart meters, can test 2,400 smart meters simultaneously.

Source : https://www.smart-energy.com/industry-sectors/smart-meters/the-uk-pilots-new-smets-2-smart-meter-for-business-consumers/

Smart Grid Bulletin May 2020


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