Business - 23/July/2018

Get flexible with smart meters

Smart meters are seen as central to managing more flexible power systems, but more cooperation between Transmission System Operators and local Distribution System Operators are needed if this technology is to really help move forward the energy transformation

The flexible operation of power systems is nothing new, but the need for flexibility in real time on the demand side as well as the supply side of power systems is a fresh challenge for system operators. In a future with more electric vehicles and heat pumps, it will be vital for operators to know exactly where charging and discharging is happening in the grid and what the network can manage in terms of input and output. New technologies, such as smart meters, are being touted as part of the solution. ...

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