Working smarter: how smart metering optimises power management on cell sites
TowerXchange explores how consistent and accurate data provided by smart meters can help towercos and MNOs identify inefficiencies, manage energy procurement and improve carbon emission reporting.
TowerXchange reflects on Meetup Europe 2022’s energy working group and the industry’s need to optimise energy consumption on sites, tackling growing energy costs and ensuring the industry is on track to achieve carbon emissions targets. One tool which may serve as a strong starting point is using smart meters. By providing more consistent and accurate data, towercos and MNOs can better understand how energy is consumed on sites and identify inefficiencies in equipment and power operations. But how do smart meters work, what benefits can they bring, and why are they so important for the future of tower energy management?
What is a smart meter?
Smart meters are Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices which measure and transmit data about energy consumption, helping companies better understand their energy systems.