On the Challenges and Opportunities of Smart Meters in Smart Homes and Smart Grids

Zainab Al-Waisi, Michael Opoku Agyeman

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Abstract

Nowadays, electricity companies have started applying smart grid in their systems rather than the conventional electrical grid (manual grid). Smart grid produces an efficient and effective energy management and control, reduces the cost of production, saves energy and it is more reliable compared to the conventional grid. As an advanced energy meter, smart meters can measure the power consumption as well as monitor and control electrical devices. Smart meters have been adopted in many countries since the 2000s as they provide economic, social and environmental benefits for multiple stakeholders. The design of smart meter can be customized depending on the customer and the utility company needs. There are different sensors and devices supported by dedicated communication infrastructure which can be utilized to implement smart meters. This paper presents a study of the challenges associated with smart meters, smart homes and smart grids as an effort to highlight opportunities for emerging research and industrial solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2018
Event2nd International Symposium on Computer Science and Intelligent Control - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 21 Sep 201823 Sep 2018

Conference

Conference2nd International Symposium on Computer Science and Intelligent Control
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period21/09/1823/09/18

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Keywords

  • Smart Meters
  • Smart Grids
  • Smart Homes

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Al-Waisi, Z., & Agyeman, M. O. (2018). On the Challenges and Opportunities of Smart Meters in Smart Homes and Smart Grids. Paper presented at 2nd International Symposium on Computer Science and Intelligent Control , Stockholm, Sweden. https://doi.org/10.1145/3284557.3284561