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Smart Meters and Smart Energy Networks for Dwellings

Order Code: BR090EP
ISBN Number: 9781848062399
Publisher: BRE Publishing
No. of Pages: 8
Date of Publication: 2011

Smart Meters and Smart Energy Networks for Dwellings


Price: 9.50

Great Britain is making a strong commitment to smart meters and the role of smart meters as a focal point for smart energy management in homes. This Information Paper outlines the options available for automatic meter reading, monitoring and management and the challenges in implementing these technologies.

Several national initiatives are running in parallel with the smart meter programme. Coordinating these programmes will maximise the return on the substantial investment for each programme. The Paper aims to inform building and energy professionals and building owners about the exciting opportunities available through implementing smart meter technology.

Contents
  • Introduction
  • Background to smart meters
  • Traditional electricity and gas meters
  • Smart meters for real-time monitoring
    • Automatic meter reading
    • Internet
    • General packet radio service (GPRS)
    • Power line carrier (PLC)
    • Short message service (SMS
    • Other data transmission media for gas supplies
  • Automatic meter management
  • In-home displays
  • The governments smart meter programme
  • Energy supply and smart meters
    • Future developments
    • Smart meters and the energy gap - demand management
    • Smart meters and the long-term energy supply mode
    • Feed-in tariffs (FITs)
    • Interoperability
    • Interfacing
  • Other impacts of smart meters
    • Security
    • Fuel poverty
    • Electric cars
  • Smart grids
  • An opportunity for linking policy
  • Objectives
  • References