All change for smart meters

Shaw, Jim
October 2009
Utility Week;10/2/2009, Issue 14, p8
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the British government's smart metering mandate. Gartner's Nick Jones cites one benefit of smart meters to utility users. It notes that utilities, due to smart metering and legislative changes, will become more flexible or get beaten by the competition. A data transmission infrastructure and an information technology environment are two of the main criteria for most smart metering plans, according to the European Smart Metering Industry Group. It also notes the opportunities presented by smart metering to the utilities sector.


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