Ohio PUC study confirms smart meters are more accurate than those replaced


Michael Anderson,
Senior VP for Utility
Sales and Market
Development, Echelon
San Jose, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — September 23, 2011 – A recent study requested by the Public Utility Commission (PUC) of Ohio and conducted by MetaVu has confirmed the precision measurement of Echelon’s smart meters in Ohio, the company has said.

The study was a mid-deployment audit and assessment of Duke Energy Ohio’s grid modernization project. The study report says that tests of a “statistically significant number” of smart electric meters found that the accuracy was well within the manufacturer’s specification and better than the traditional meters they are replacing.

Further, tests of gas meter transmitters revealed that they accurately communicate reading to Duke’s MDM system.

“Meter reliability and accuracy are critical to our customers,” commented Michael Anderson, senior vice president for utility sales and market development at Echelon. “MetaVu’s study affirms our commitment to providing a quality product.”

Among the other tests conducted a system integration assessment of 47 smart electric and 47 gas meters with wireless data transmitters found that the systems used to communicate and manage billing data are adequately integrated.