Network Monitoring and Smart Meters

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Executive Summary

There is much discussion nationally on the introduction of smart meters to allow customers and network businesses to better manage the usage of electricity These smart meters typically have the capability to monitor various power quality parameters at the metered site. This can be used for the benefit of the customer and also to assist the network business to better manage network power quality. This paper investigates the management of power quality parameters captured by smart meters and explores the challenges, the advantages and disadvantages of using smart meters with a view to encouraging further debate on this issue.

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