The IoT based electricity energy meter is a smart metering terminal on the demand side of the smart grid. In the era of the Internet of Things, the electricity meter is no longer an electricity meter in the traditional sense, but has more intelligent functions.
In addition to the basic electricity metering function of traditional energy meters, in order to adapt to the use of smart grids and new energy, smart energy meters also have two-way multi-rate metering, user-side trip/closing control, two-way data communication, and anti-theft. functions, etc., smart energy meters represent the future development direction of energy-saving smart grid end-user intelligent terminals.
No matter where it is now, the application of IoT based electricity energy meter has become very common, and the era of electricians visiting the door to read the meter and calculate the electricity bill is gradually passing away.
For example, the IC card charge control smart energy meter, the user has an exclusive recharge IC card and needs to use electricity, first go to the power supply department to pay for electricity purchase, when the money circle is deposited in the IC card, the user holds the IC card and swipes the card in the induction area, you can Turn on the power supply and remove the card after powering on. When the remaining power is insufficient, the power will be cut off, and the power supply will not be available until the card is swiped again.
In the era of the Internet of Things, more intelligent remote cost-controlled smart energy meters have also derived more intelligent applications, such as in schools, parks, office buildings, large shopping malls, professional large markets, urban complexes, etc. Pre-sale electricity management.
The remote cost-controlled smart energy meter is connected to the Internet through 470MHz wireless/GPRS/RS485 and other Internet of Things transmission technologies, and supports remote charging of the energy meter through the network, eliminating the need for IC card as a charging medium.
Users do not need to personally go to the power supply department to pay for electricity purchases, but can easily recharge through online payment platforms such as APPs. Users can also check their electricity consumption information at any time through the APP, and adjust their electricity consumption habits according to historical electricity consumption information. Thereby achieving the effect of saving money and protecting the environment.
For a single user, the annual savings in electricity bills may be only a few tens of yuan, but for the entire power industry, the comprehensive use of the Internet of Things can greatly reduce operating costs. Cost savings from automatic meter reading, short-circuit checking, and real-time diagnosis of circuit breaker locations often amount to hundreds of millions of dollars each year.
What's more, by analyzing the electricity demand of consumers during peak electricity consumption, unnecessary new power plant construction can also be avoided, saving billions of dollars every year. Statistics show that the overall savings that IoT based electricity energy meters bring to the electricity industry is 5 to 10 times that of consumers.
The development of the Internet of Things has become the general trend. As equipment suppliers continue to innovate, reduce costs, expand functions, and develop innovative products of epoch-making significance, the influence of the Internet of Things will increase exponentially, constantly changing people's lives, work and the development trajectory of the global economy.
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