How half-hourly meter data can yield cascading benefits in Great Britain

September 14, 2011 at 6:35 pm

In Great Britain, the overwhelming majority of electric meters — over 99% — don’t provide energy information that is sufficiently current and frequent to help people save energy and manage load.

The government is implementing a mandatory smart meter rollout, so every British customer will have half-hourly energy usage data by 2019. This rollout begins in 2012. One use of such data is for performing the settlement calculations in the wholesale market. Elexon (the agency charged with performing these calculations) has asked for advice regarding when it should start using half-hourly data…

Full post by Alicia Carrasco: Great Britain: Half-hourly meter data can yield cascading benefits

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Entry filed under: consumer benefits, demand response, dynamic pricing, Energy Efficiency, energy policy, Government, smart energy demand, Smart Grid, smart grid benefits, Smart Meters, UK, Utilities. Tags: , .

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