Gone are the days of using smart metering systems just for billing purposes. Today, smart metering systems offer various services valuable to both utility and end user.
These services have changed the requirements for how data is extracted from the meters, and also the technological requirements for these systems. Now, robustness and reliability are essential to ensure data quality and to support the increasing meter population.
With the expected evolution of connected devices, the wireless communication for collecting smart meter data should be carefully designed - so it matches both today's and future needs.
Utilities can make use of a vast array of options when designing a smart metering infrastructure. But as no solution fits all needs, they each represent a trade-off between desired features and undesired consequences.
Download the white paper and learn about the pros and cons of some the most suitable methods for designing the smart metering infrastructure of tomorrow.