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UK Smart Meters: sample rate and reactive power

I've been doing some research on exactly what parameters UK smart meters will record.

I've found DECC's "Functional Requirements Catalogue".

These are proposed requirements rather than confirmed requirements but, none the less, they are useful.

Response to DECC's Smart Metering Implementation Programme: consultation on draft licence conditions and technical specification

Consultation question 24: Do you think that there are other requirements that the Government should adopt in the SMETS? Please explain your reasoning.

Make reactive power readings available over the HAN/WAN

Current Cost notes

Information received in an email from Current Cost:

1) Yes, the data is sent from the transmitter every 6 seconds. It's an instantaneous reading taken every six seconds.

First attempt to figure out how much power I'm using

I've had my AlertMe smart meter for a few days now. Here's a quick attempt to annotate my power consumption

Jack's annotated electricity consumption

Peckham Power Meter testing

Peckham Power are currently developing a Power Meter project.  Anna and Hugo have been testing the kit and now it's my turn.  We're testing the AlertMe meter.  There are two main components: a small device which clamps (non-invasively) to the cable coming into the house and a base station which wirelessly communicates with the clamp and connects to the broadband modem.  The data is sent to AlertMe and then to Google Power Meter which allows you to analyse your consumption and figure out where you can save energy and money.

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