With our technique any commercially available meter can be used for Smart Metering and advanced meter reading (AMR). 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. 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.
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.