A modern house or building is a consumer of multiple utilities/services. It is essential to meter and bill such services.
Till now analogue meters have been used or in some case individual digital meters have been used.
Advance metering infrastructure (AMI) is an integrated system of smart meters, communications networks, and data management systems that enables two-way communication between utilities and customers.
Using Smart Metering following benefits can be implemented:
- Automatic outage detection and restoration
- Remote meter readings
- Distributions of bills
- SMS notifications of power outages
- In-home display
- Energy alerts
- Cheaper costs when moving house
- Smoother switching between retailers
- Flexible pricing
- Smart appliances / smart thermostats
The above does not reflect all the energy efficiency and demand response benefits that smart meters can provide,including savings from load shifting on time-of-use rates.
We have gateway which can connect to smart meters using multiple communication protocols like
zigbee, Power line communication, and Zwave. It can send data to cloud using Cellular communication protocol, wifi etc.
We are also evaluating the use of LPWAN like sigfox, LoRa and NB-IOT for reading the meters for remote distance.
We can also make devices to collect data from existing meters using optical port or RS232/RS485/ Ethernet port.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row]