Smart meters have grown in popularity over the past few years in South Africa, and the rest of Africa. This is because of the increased availability of information about the systems, people now understand the benefits they can enjoy from smart meters.
Smart meters support various aspects of electricity distribution management and they come highly recommended as ways to enhance the financial/ economic viability of electricity utilities.
A normal smart meter system has a smart meter at the end-user’s premises with a load switch. These meters can communicate through a number of mediums and then send data to a Meter Data Management System (MDMS) to be stored and processed. It records data in intervals of 30 minutes to make it easier for consumers to know the patterns of energy usage and keep track of how much energy is consumed. You can also effortlessly switch from prepaid to credit mode. What makes these metering systems so smart is their ability to switch between the two modes so easily and the fact that it gives you control over your energy consumption as you know how much energy you consume per day, the time of day the energy is consumed and from where it is consumed so that you can minimise the consumption if need be, and save money.
Contact our team of electrical metering specialists today to learn more about our smart meters and have one installed at your home or place of business. Take back the control of your energy consumption today!