Protocols for Automatic Meter Reading

Authored by: Klaas De Craemer , Geert Deconinck , Matthias Stifter

Industrial Communication Technology Handbook

Print publication date:  August  2014
Online publication date:  August  2014

Print ISBN: 9781482207323
eBook ISBN: 9781482207330
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Automatic meter reading (AMR) can be considered as the predecessor of AMI (advanced metering infrastructure), and it allows utilities to perform some basic readout functions of a customer’s meter. It does not allow control of the meter itself (e.g., disconnect or the uploading of new tariff tables), let alone enable demand-side management. Together with new generation challenges (distributed energy resources [DER] and intermittent), the next logical step will be the emergence of AMI systems under distributed control: the smart grid.

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