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Should AMI (smart metering) 2.0 include:

1) Demand limiting in the meter? Should we be able to limit every one to a specific level of kilowatts during an emergency, or when they are not paying their bill (subject to regulatory rule making)?

2) Include multiple measurement sensors so that rates for EV chargers, heat pumps and other large loads can be accurately separated?

3) Should latency on data from the meter be reduced from the current 1 to 48 hours to something more like 5 minutes?

4) Should the meters have a Wi-Fi capability that one sends (cannot receive) to provide real time information to the premise?

Technically these things are possible (Italy uses demand limiting for all customers) and they are not a massive expense.

Should AMI 2.0 (which is already underway in some locations), provide more than just a meter replacement with better software?


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