What could be the role of second generation SMART electricity meters in extending network connectivity, home data capture and value-added consumer services beyond supplier switching?
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Brendan - smart meters and the secure resilient connectivty that underpins them could have a transformational role in the digitisation of energy infrastrucutre.
I imagine a world where this connectivity offers real time billing matching demand with load, a smart home where the appliances use electricity based on availability - heat water when theres high availability of renewables.
The role of supporting a renewable energy internet where micro grid generation supports local energy distribution. The role on EV as a decentralise energy storage solution.
Then back to the first question value added services beyond supplier switching, Smart Home, Connected Consumner Devices, health monitoring and social care via a secure national network.
Thanks Mike, appreciated. I get the energy-related services but I struggle to see the value proposition relative to existing wireless connected devices and smart home services using the broadband hub most homes have today. I guess using the smart meter as a 5G hub and a cheaper alternative to broadband could work for some but building a 5G network is no small challenge.
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