If you have watched the video on how to read an electric meter from the home page of Meter Data, then you will be aware that a Smart Electric Meter is going to do do away with the need for a person to manually conduct a reading. How is this going to be done and what do these Smart Meters look like? Not everyone in the world has seen a Smart Electricity Meter yet or has any idea what to expect, so we thought that these videos might be a good introduction to some of the companies who manufacture and distribute smart electric meters. What better way to do this than to show a video of a traditional electricity meter and a smart meter side by side. When you see two meters side by side, the smart one is on the right hand side and the traditional electricity meter is on the left.


Considering the fact that there are so many existing traditional electricity meters that have been installed in the premises of millions of user's homes that will eventually be replaced, it is interesting to see how fast some of these new smart electricity meters can actually be installed. Here is a demonstration video. Notice that the meter is built in a way that it fits into the existing connections.


Smart Electricity Meters need to be rolled out in thousands and millions of units and so reliable manufacturers with not only R&D capability but also stringent quality procedures and long term experience in mass production seem to be the most popular candidates for this work. Take a look inside one of these manufacturing plants and you will realize that considerable investment and planning goes into making Smart Meters that will not only work well, but also meet the demand in delivery schedules but still maintaining the highest standards possible.


There is far more we could say about the Smart Electricity Meter and we hope to provide further information. Since many of these things are new, there is always going to be some confusion regarding terminology as to what actually is a Smart Electricity Meter. This page defines the term according to what is currently the most popular understanding of it and we always welcome further input but we are attempting to be as concise as possible so that no-one loses us because we have gone into too many technical details all at once.