What can we expect from the HAN smart meter interface?

December 5, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Virtually all smart meters being installed in the US come with a second built-in radio — the Home Area Network interface — that can send information to one or more devices in the home. This is separate from the other radio in the meter that sends data back to the utility.

But in most places, including California, this HAN interface is not yet “live”. This means the meter is equipped to transmit or receive data to devices in the home, but it cannot do so until either:

  • The utility starts transmitting data to home devices via the HAN interface
  • OR: A device in the home starts sending messages to the meter requesting data.

Here’s how this process gets rolling…

Full story: HAN smart meter interface: What can we expect?

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