Smart Meters and Power Planning

King, Chris
October 2006
Utility Automation & Engineering T&D;Oct2006, Vol. 11 Issue 8, p52
The article focuses on the installation of smart meters or advanced electric metering systems in the U.S. Several states have undertaken significant move toward this technology, including Ontario, Texas, California, and New York. These systems provide hourly interval data for electric consumers and have the potential to revolutionize power planning, from electric generation, transmission, and distribution. Other benefits and features of smart meters are also discussed.


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