What is a smart grid and what are the benefits?
Benefits include the following:
- Faster electricity restoration after outages
- Lower operations costs
- Efficient electricity transmission
- Improved security
- Reduced peak demand
- More accurate and reliable billing data
What are Smart Meters?
How do Smart Meters differ from conventional meters?
Smart meters are digital, and regularly transmit hourly (or more granular) data to the utility. Smart meters also provide operational data, such as power quality monitoring and power outage notifications.
What is the reason for the Smart Metering trend?
- Improved service reliability through outage and restoration notification
- Improved theft detection
- Improved asset management (e.g., voltage monitoring, transformer loading, etc.)
- The ability to implement new rate models, such as TOU (time of use) to promote conservation and shift consumption from on-peak to off-peak times
- Improved customer service through access to consumption patterns
- Enhanced conservation programs (e.g., load control thermostats, in-home displays)
- Automation of operational equipment (e.g., load fault indicators, switches)
- Collection service options (e.g., remote disconnect, prepay)
How does TOU (Time of Use) Pricing Work?
Are Smart Meters Safe?
What is an MDM?
What services does Util-Assist provide?
- Strategic Planning, Business Case Development, and Procurement
- Architecture Design
- Project Management
- System Integration and Implementation
- Business Process Development and Change Management
- Data and Exception Analysis (“Sync Operator” Services)
- Testing and Quality Assurance
- Training and Education
- Billing Services
- Conservation Program Management
What is the Green Button Initiative?
For more information visit the Green Button website. www.greenbuttondata.org