2.6.7 Installation of smart meters

2.6.7 Installation of smart meters


A smart meter is usually an electronic device that records electricity consumption in intervals of an hour or less and communicates that information at least daily back to the utility for monitoring and billing.


  • Remove estimated meter reads and generate accurate invoices

  • Reduce the cost of including a “pedestrian read” in the energy prices


  • Smart meters could control, regulate, and ration the use of an utility (load limiting)

  • Introduction of time in use tariffs

Economic assessment

Initial investment: around 500 euros per unit. Payback: less than four years.

References and best practices

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Environment or playable world:

  • Residential

  • Academic

  • Offices

  • All

Carried out by:

  • Public building users

  • Owners

  • Operators

  • All

Reduce consumption of:

  • Heating

  • Cooling

  • DHW

  • Lighting

  • Electric devices

Type of driver:

  • Physical environmental

  • Contextual

  • Psychological

  • Physiological

  • Social

Time framework:

  • Short term
  • Long term

Type of measure:

  • Envelope
  • HVAC
  • DHW
  • Lighting
  • Electrical devices
  • Other
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