The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) published the results of their smart gas meter trial on October 11th 2011. The trial was rolled out to 2000 small businesses and homes across Ireland and concluded in May 2011. The headline result was a reduction in gad usage in 2.9% which is statistically significant.
These meters reported usage on a 30/60 minute interval, this information was available through an online portal as well as a device in the building.
The CER also publsihed that the smart electricity meter trial recorded a reduction on average of 2.5% and a peak time reduction of 8.8%
We envisage that stundents of LIT Tipperary’s Smart Sutainable Energy degree programme will be examining the design of these meters as well as the cost/benefit analysis