The inaugural issue of The Smart Energy Canada Report, a new publication from Spintelligent. The Smart Energy Canada report is a unique publication: it is both on overview of our recently completed Smart Energy Canada Conference and Canadian Water Meter Summit, as well as a thought leadership platform for some interesting ideas from industry leaders that have contributed to the Report.
We are surrounded by residential, commercial and light industrial electronic measuring instruments. Water meters, gas meters, heat meters, energy meters, weighing instruments, taximeters, and many more electronic measuring instruments are all around us. Currently, most of this equipment includes a microcontroller dealing with billing information and parameters that are subject to legal control.
Some advocates of distributed generation (DG) claim that the DG customer derives no benefit from being connected to the host utility’s distribution system. While it is easy to say that a DG customer is “free from the grid,” that is simply not true – even for a DG customer (or a micro- grid) that produces the exact amount of energy that it consumes in any given day or other time interval.