Comments on: Smart power meters start to arrive http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/20/smart-power-meters-start-to-arrive/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Sean GARRISON http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/20/smart-power-meters-start-to-arrive/comment-page-1/#comment-4244 Thu, 16 Jul 2009 06:07:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/20/smart-power-meters-start-to-arrive/#comment-4244 After having read your article I want to share with you something that cost much less is easily installed and doesn’t mean throughing away a perfectly good meter.

Have a look at : www.xemtec.fr and www.xemtec.com

I really like this type of solution.

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By: Monte Davis http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/20/smart-power-meters-start-to-arrive/comment-page-1/#comment-1785 Thu, 21 May 2009 14:50:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/20/smart-power-meters-start-to-arrive/#comment-1785 Wikipedia on the 28M smart meters installed in Italy 2001-2005: “In various publications Enel has estimated the cost of the project at approximately €2.1 billion and the savings they are receiving in operation of 500 million Euros per year, a 4 year payback.”

To be fair, there were some especially favorable features in that Enel/Capgemini project, but that last line is the killer: in the utility world, “4 year payback” is the voice of the angelic choir.

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By: flo http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/20/smart-power-meters-start-to-arrive/comment-page-1/#comment-1774 Thu, 21 May 2009 03:42:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/20/smart-power-meters-start-to-arrive/#comment-1774 This has been available here in Germany (at least from some power/utility companies) for some time now, though personally I don’t have one. Also I don’t think Google supports them yet, you would have to look it up on their website.

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By: azra http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/20/smart-power-meters-start-to-arrive/comment-page-1/#comment-1770 Thu, 21 May 2009 00:45:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/20/smart-power-meters-start-to-arrive/#comment-1770 Smart meters are similar to analog meters in that for every revolution of the meter disc they generate an pulse. The speed of rotation of the disk inside the analog meter indicates how much and how fast energy is being pulled off the grid.

limitenergy.com offers a real time energy monitoring system (RTEMS) that can display energy demand and consumption data in real time over internet. Using this information control strategies can be implemented to lower the monthly electric bill between 10 to 30%. You can take actions and get immediate feedback as to what is going on with the electricity consumption. Is the furnace running all night long (if so why, is building envelope compromised), filter dirty, low on refrigerant. How much are light left on all night long. How much is TV adding to the bill … etc.

The higher the consumption higher the speed of rotation of the disk – In smart meter the faster the pulse rate. By reading the pulse information generated by the smart meter we can accurately know the kW and KWH (demand and the consumption). Higher kW is like opening a fire hydrant and lower kW is like using the kitchen faucet. The numbers of empty one gallon milk cartons you can fill is the kWH. Utility company base their rate on both number. How many times you open the fire hydrant and how many bottles you fill.

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By: Andrew http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/20/smart-power-meters-start-to-arrive/comment-page-1/#comment-1766 Wed, 20 May 2009 23:34:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/20/smart-power-meters-start-to-arrive/#comment-1766 More info about the device and especially a photo of the device would be most helpful.

How does the technology work? Through an internet connection? Cell phone network?

Very disappointing article which leaves reader frustrated.

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