A partnership between an energy monitoring tech developer and Australia’s largest meter provider aims to bring intelligence to the grid edge through what they claim to be the first smart meters in the APAC and EMEA regions capable of sampling data at 1MHz.
The new meters come courtesy of a recently announced partnership between the energy monitoring tech developer Sense and EDMI, a smart metering solutions provider and the largest meter supplier in Australia.
The partnership sees Sense’s real time home intelligence software running on EDMI meters, which will bring intelligence to the grid edge.
According to the collaborators in a press release announcing their partnership, these will be the first smart meters in the Asia Pacific (APAC) and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions capable of sampling data at one million times a second (1MHz).
The new resolution is hoped to enable more efficient identification and localisation of grid faults, enhanced device detection and expanded margins for utilities.
Networks, they add, will benefit from real time grid edge insight (e.g. power quality) and the ability to identify and locate problems on the grid such as vegetation brush and corrosion.
Additionally, they state, retailers will be able to offer new services and energy insights to their customers, access domestic flexibility at scale, coordinate power management across the home and improve their power purchasing with detailed forecasting.
Commenting on the announcement was Michael Jary, Sense’s APAC & EMEA managing director, who stated that the tech will be able to enable load reductions and how, in Australia, “implementing Sense on smart meters would be the equivalent of adding 2.4GW to peak capacity – that’s as much as three coal power stations.
“We’re delighted to be partnering with EDMI, one of the leading smart meter manufacturers in the world, to bring this technology to more homes.”