Smart metering for electronic design engineers

Wednesday, 07 July, 2010

Smart Metering is gearing up to be a truly transformative new technology. As well as potentially enabling consumers to make more informed choices and better manage their energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, smart metering will also reduce demand for peak power, leading to potential infrastructure savings. In addition, it will offer electronic design engineers (EDEs) and the electronics industry the prospect of having a significant impact on the future of energy consumption.

After years of being relatively static, the climate is now ripe for innovation in the area of electronics. Many businesses will be seeking their slice of this ‘new’ sector.

With plans for such large scale uptake of smart metering technology, and the subsequent electricity savings that will ensue, smart meters, and the devices EDEs will develop to fit with this technology, could really hold the key to significantly de-carbonising our electricity networks.

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