Perspectives on Power Quality in a Smart Metering World

Conference: VDE-Kongress 2008 - Zukunftstechnologien: Innovationen - Märkte - Nachwuchs
11/03/2008 - 11/05/2008 at München, Deutschland

Proceedings: VDE-Kongress 2008

Pages: 2Language: germanTyp: PDF

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Skipper, Phil (Siemens Metering Services, Business Development, United Kingdom)

Power quality has been one of the less tangible benefits associated with the mass deployment of smart metering. However with the increasing levels of complexity within the distribution network, the emergence of distributed power generation and the necessity to ensure network stability under all conditions, access to localised points of quality measurement becomes more important. In considering power quality in a smart world, it is however important to divide the technical and process requirements and capabilities. Ideally, smart meters will have in built data quality measures. By utilising the same communications infrastructure as that used to support the “meter to cash” and “device control” processes, this data can be uploaded and fed into the control processes for the distribution network.