Posts Tagged ‘SDG&E’

New Meter Reader

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Nice to see that the utilities are starting to do an actual roll out of Zigbee based meters… what utility officials call “the first wave of deployment,” SDG&E began installing digital, wireless smart meters this week for about 3,500 customers in Tierrasanta. The new meters track each customer’s electricity and gas usage throughout the day, and automatically transmit data at regular intervals to a computerized information center at SDG&E.

The smart meters are expected to do far more than merely eliminate the need for meter readers. By most accounts, the technology represents the biggest advance in monitoring energy consumption since 1888, when the electromechanical meter was invented.