Smart Metering: The Foundation for Smart Grid

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A smart meter provides highly detailed data about energy consumption that is useful to both energy providers and energy users.

With more people in our world than ever before—more cars, more factories, more expectations and more demands on energy resources—the world seems to be getting smaller, yet we all seem to want more from it: more choice, control, and convenience; more secure sources of energy; and more highquality, reliable power. Utilities want to profitably manage supply and demand, while customers want uninterrupted service, with lower carbon emissions and greater control over usage and costs. One way of providing that greater degree of control is through information.