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Add monitoring to the last transformer before the households
Mar 02, 2014 Soeren H

By monitoring the outgoing segments of the last transformer, it will be possible to pinpoint where energy is lost, either technically or non-technically (theft) by comparing with the read meter at the households on that outgoing segment.
This has usually not been done, because the equipment is expensive, but by using a smart-meter and a simpler communication device than the rather expensive RTU's used by the utilities on the larger transformer stations, this can be made affordable for the utilities.
To reduce energy loss at the last mile, it is necessary to monitor that more closely.
Such a solution called StartGrid is being made by danish company Amplex (which I happen to work for)

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