Energy Management & Smart Grid Networking
Electric utilities currently face the challenge of meeting the ever increasing demand for electricity while taking into account environmental friendliness. Automatic Meter Reading/Management (AMR/AMM) affords the two-way communication capabilities to enable utilities to retrieve accurate billing information remotely and automatically, eliminating the need for flesh-and-blood meter readers (time consuming, inefficient and costly). Yitran’s PLC
or combined Wireless-PLC
technology enables 100% connectivity even with the farthest units.
Yitran's ICs allow utility companies to utilize Energy Management/Smart Grid and other environmentally efficient solutions; benefitting the consumer as well as the provider. Utilities can respond as needed by making necessary alterations to prevent blackouts, engage in emergency load shedding, detect and prevent meter tampering, etc. The result is a more efficient use of utility resources be they water, gas or electricity.
Consumers are able to benefit from, for example, an AMR/AMM system where a concentrator is placed near the neighborhood transformer to collect data from electricity meters located in houses connected to this transformer. Such a system can also be used for value added services such as energy/thermostat management and flexible tariffs.