E-DeMa, a smart meter field test in Germany – Smart Grid Watch – Siemens Global Weblogs

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700 households in west-central Germany that joined the E-DeMa project– the largest field test of intelligent power use in private households ever conducted in Germany.

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Duane Tilden‘s insight:

"As a first step, each household’s electricity meter was replaced with a digital smart meter….. Smart meters record power consumption data on an internal memory chip at 15-minute intervals. Once a day these data are anonymized and transmitted via the power lines to an energy-data management system. "  |  "Some 100 households that were selected at random have been equipped with smart appliances from Miele. “These appliances automatically choose the lowest tariff for their operating cycle,” …"  |  "Another 13 households.. were fitted with combined heat and power units (micro-CHPs). In addition to producing hot water, these can also generate electricity. “If demand for power exceeds the amount currently on offer from the utility, the micro-CHPs can be activated via the gateway to feed electricity into the grid,”…"

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6 thoughts on “E-DeMa, a smart meter field test in Germany – Smart Grid Watch – Siemens Global Weblogs

  1. The third Industrial Revolution in action!
    Shifting to Renewable Energy
    Converting Buildings into Power Plants
    Hydrogen and Other Energy Storage Technology
    Smart Grid Technology
    Plug in, Electric, Hybrid, and Fuel Cell based Transportation
    Great article about Smart Grid Technology

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