New Echelon smart meters double as grid sensors to help utilities avoid outages
from Smart Grid News
Smart meters get smarter with the introduction of Echelon's new Control Operating System software. Now meters from Echelon and its Open Smart Grid Protocol metering partners can be upgraded in the field to function as grid sensors. They'll still operate as billing devices, but the smart meters can separate billing data from grid power quality data — in other words information about voltage, frequency and power factor that can help utilities avoid service outages.
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