Smart thinking: how metering can reduce opex
Notes from the Smart Metering discussion at the TowerXchange Meetup Europe 2017
The insights accrued from smart metering can help an MNO or towerco understand how to reduce energy opex. The smart metering roundtable at the TowerXchange Meetup Europe 2017 brought together European tower owners with a broad spectrum of power experience to discuss the possibilities which these smart solutions can offer.
The roundtable discussed the definition of a smart meter and what it can achieve, with smart meters replacing meters which are just for billing. There was a discussion around who provides the meter - do you get access from the electricity provider or do you source your own meters? One towerco at the table stated that they have acquired their own so they can track what each tenant uses and bill more appropriately.