In a Networked Energy Services (NES) smart grid system, each meter uses power line (or optional RF) signaling to communicate with its peers in a meshed network. The smart meter and device network share a single IP connection to a utility's WAN backhaul, either through a distributed control node, or an IP-enabled meter.
Each meter provides a comprehensive set of energy services when operating within the NES system. Some of these services are: automated two-way meter reading, power quality measurement, remote electronic disconnect and local physical reconnect, distribution system asset optimization, outage detection and restoration management, blackout and brownout detection, comprehensive revenue protection, real-time direct load control, and more.
IEC CT Smart Meter
Monitors energy at the distribution transformer for loss and theft detection and communicates using IEC standard protocols.
IEC Single Phase Smart Meter
Single phase revenue-grade features for residential and small commercial customers.
IEC Poly Phase Smart Meter
Poly phase revenue-grade features for residential and small commercial customers.
ANSI Smart Meters
Revenue-grade features and ANSI standard communications protocols.