Smart Metering is an essential component of the Smart Grid, which can also work independently.
One of the main functions of Smart Metering is advanced meter reading (AMR). Energy consumption data is collected in short intervals to build up an accurate picture of the energy requirements. This paves the way for variable tariffs that can change, for example, every hour, depending on availability of renewables in the grid.
Smart Grids not just Smart Meters – this is PPC’s solution. With our modular Broadband Powerline system various smart metering modules can be cleverly combined in order to create flexible solutions according to your needs.
With BPL any commercially available meter can be used for Smart Metering. The meter itself does not need to store any complex data. The intelligence lies in the BPL System on the grid and remote meter reading by means of bidirectional data transmission in real-time.
The data is encrypted and sent to the utility where it is stored under the strictest security provisions in order to maintain the highest level of data protection. The customer’s data can be retrieved at any time via a customer portal by means of a secure internet connection thus developing a strong consumer confidence.
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