For Info about smart metering please read: â€“ Smart Metering For Dummies Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Smart Metering For Dummies, is your guide to the exciting new world of smart metering and the impact that itâ€™s likely to have on the utilities market and beyond.
About This Book
The words â€˜excitingâ€™ and â€˜meteringâ€™ rarely make it into the same sentence â€“ but all thatâ€™s about to change. Smart
metering is not only set to revolutionise the metering services sector, itâ€™s also the catalyst for the single biggest wave of change to hit the utilities industry since the introduction of retail competition. This book explains the why, how, and when of smart metering and its effects on customers, suppliers, and distributors.
To keep things simple, we use the term â€˜smartâ€™ to refer to smart meters and â€˜conventionalâ€™ to refer to existing meters.
Smart metering for non-domestic consumers
â€œThe Government believes that every home in Great Britain should have smart energy metersâ€¦ Businesses and public sector users should also have smart or advanced energy metering suited to their needs.â€ (Prospectus, July 2010, page 1)
â€¢ Advanced metering already mandated for larger non-domestic sites â€“ as of April 2009
â€¢ Smart metering mandate will cover both domestic and smaller non-domestic electricity and gas sites. Latter defined for these
purposes as: â€“ Sites in electricity profile classes 3 & 4 â€“ Non-domestic gas sites with consumption < 732 MWh per year
â€¢ Prospectus published on 27 July
â€“ Included supporting document on non-domestic sector issues
â€“ Deadline for consultation responses was 28 October
â€¢ The Gas meter does not have to include a valve
â€¢ The suppliers will not be required to provide an in-home displays (IHDs)
â€¢ The DataCommsCo (DCC) communication is optional
â€¢ Exceptions for non-domestic customers who have advanced
metering installed before April 2014
â€¢ Data Privacy -consumer should have control (Same principles
What is a â€œSmart Meterâ€ ?
A Useful Meter or Metering System ?
A Profit Centre ?
A way to reduce Costs ?
A Means to Saving Energy ?
Itâ€™s all about Energy Security:
Britain is transitioning to a low carbon economy
We must transform how we satisfy our demand for energy
Our use of energy has to change
So what does that mean?
More journeys will be powered by electricity rather than
Petrol or diesel
More space heating by heat pumps rather than gas boilers
More energy demand satisfied locally by micro generators
Replacement of centralised generation with more
embedded, intermittent, renewable sources
deploying smart meters creates an Information Infrastructure.