As Smart City and IoT initiatives continue to become more intertwined with more traditional utility and smart grid models, the role of the electric meter is changing. Despite that, many of today’s electric meters, even newly introduced models, are still based on 30 year old technologies and architectures that don’t address applications outside of their traditional role.
With the introduction of the Trilliant Libra Smart Electricity Meter, there’s now an electric meter on the Canadian market that can create individual sensors within an AMI network, delivering a true smart meter that expands functions beyond basic electric metering to leverage best in class network and peer to peer communications, real time data reporting, and edge computing. This electric meter is specifically designed for Smart Grids and Smart Cities and leapfrogs current market offerings and empowers both service providers and end customers to manage their energy efficiently and in real time.
With a flexible and modular communications approach, the utility must only install/enable the communication technologies required for the specific application. A truly modular communication platform will support any type of deployment scenario with the least cost impact to the customer.
How Trilliant’s Libra Smart Electric Meter can contribute to Smart City initiatives for utilities and cities in Canada:
- Contributions to public safety (Police, Fire, EMT, Gunshot, Noise Emissions, Crowd & Traffic Control)
- Weather data (flood, air quality, temp, etc.)
- Consumer/Commercial applications such as home/factory automation
- Meter could become Consumer/home IOT gateway
Advanced Communications Support
As utilities continue the shift to the new energy economy, the Libra Series from Trilliant provides a reliable, secure option with advanced communications support. Key features and benefits of Trilliant’s Libra Meter include:
Interval Data Recording and Self Reads: 8MB NV memory for storing profile, data logs, and self-read data, providing a simple and clear upgrade path without the need for an additional option board.
Instrumentation: Libra Meters are able to display more than 50 different instrumentation quantities, and provide the equivalent functions of all the following devices: voltmeter, wattmeter, VA meter, distortion indicator, ammeter, VAR meter, phase angle meter, and phase rotation indicator.
Revenue Metering: Libra is a revenue meter with high accuracy (0.2 accuracy class), providing advanced four quadrant revenue functions, transformer and line loss compensation, and increased data profiling without adding hardware option boards.
Power Quality Monitoring: A power guard component in Libra detects and identifies power quality problems before they become complaints.
Support for Multiple Communication Types: Powerful, dual-band RF Mesh, Low Power Wide Area Networks, 5G Cellular, ZigBee, Bluetooth, and more
Maintenance With Uninterrupted Service: Libra’s modular design allows for battery or communication module service to occur without interrupting metrology or power service.
Full support for Edge Computing and Applications