Smart Metering - Enabling Greater Energy Efficiency

Smart Metering - Enabling Greater Energy Efficiency

The electricity industry is one of the few industries where unconstrained demand is starting to be actively discouraged. The combination of rapidly increasing, more intense seasonal demand peaks with increasing pressure on infrastructure investment are causing the industry to look for ways of more intelligently managing demand. Smart metering is increasingly being seen as a tool through which regulators and network operators will be able to shape electricity demand patterns in the future. Smart metering will allow operators to educate and financially incent consumers to be more aware of their energy usage. Ultimately it could allow a limited level of control over non-critical load, thereby increasing the reliability of supply and asset utilization efficiency.


Peter Johnson Vice President Utilities, Alcatel-Lucent Peter’s career has taken him into a wide variety of experiences in the communications market working variously for vendors, managed services providers and a UTelco. After a period with Nortel (equipment vendor) and then Racal Data Networks (managed services operator), in 1993 Peter joined National Grid’s UTelco operation: Energis. Here he was initially responsible for the definition and deployment of the services infrastructure and subsequently for regulatory affairs and interconnect services.
06 May 2008
01 Jan 2007
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