Natural disaster recovery: How smart meters can help

April 10, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Our hearts go out to the Japanese people. Recovering from any disaster can be overwhelming — and Japan clearly faces a difficult road to recovery. Not the least of that country’s troubles is the challenge of getting its electricity system back up to speed.

According to CNN, Tokyo Electric Power’s rolling blackouts continue to hinder Japan’s economy. And Bloomberg reports that as summer approaches, power shortages are likely — so Japanese policymakers may impose legal limits on electricity use to curb peak demand.

While this disaster may seem an odd context in which to raise the topic of smart meters, there’s a good reason: smart meters can be a crucial tool for helping a region recover from a natural disaster…

Full story: How smart meters can help with natural disaster recovery

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Entry filed under: Japan, Reliability, Smart Grid, smart grid benefits, Smart Meters, Utilities. Tags: , .

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