Smart Electricity Metering
With the rise of low power, wide area networking (LPWAN) technologies, such as Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® open protocol, new smart electricity metering solutions are proving to be a compelling alternative to other connectivity options for both Internet of Things (IoT) networks and smart grid applications.
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Vutility’s ‘HotDrop’ features Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard to provide real-time, circuit-level energy monitoring of a facility which can help save on electricity costs.
Elvexys leverages Semtech’s LoRa devices and LoRaWAN connectivity to provide real-time data to Oiken’s supervision control room when a power grid failure is detected, reducing deployment times and costs for a complete solution.
Sindcon deployed 1,000+ water and energy meters in strategic locations throughout the three parks within the Singapore Zoo using the robust and reliable connectivity of LoRaWAN to transmit real-time metering data every 15 minutes.
Cloud Energy’s wireless solar power system featuring LoRa devices and LoRaWAN connectivity provides comprehensive, accurate and independent data management from inverters, electricity meters and sensors to inform site owners, and saves customers more than 30% on initial investment for a monitoring system.
Vision Metering onboards municipal utilities across the U.S. and Latin America with its metering hardware and software leveraging LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol at a rate of two to three per week
Alpha-Omega Technology's new KLAX line of smart meter interface modules leverage the LoRaWAN protocol enable the simple deployment and retrofit of legacy metering solutions for real-time utility data transfer over LoRaWAN networks.
Vision Metering, LLC’s LoRa-based applications enable the upgrade of legacy metering solutions, requiring traditional walk-by or drive-by reading methods, to fixed, long range AMI, for hourly or daily data transfer over LoRaWAN networks for efficient utility management and billing.
Elmeasure and ClodPi's new LoRa-based prepaid energy metering solution tracks and reports usage data in real time for precise billing and reduced energy waste in utility applications.
CAHORS Groups' new LoRa-based Sentinel products monitor voltage field transfer to locate and predict faults in power lines, including single phase grounded faults and multiple phase fugitive and ongoing faults, enabling a quick response to ongoing faults, increasing overall grid efficiency and preventing power outages.
NSOFT’s “Smart Read” family of modules use LoRa devices to seamlessly convert older solutions to Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), bringing additional benefits to the customer, including reduced waste and cost, and increased efficiency for the grid.
IHM Pacific and Andrea Informatique's electricity metering solutions offer significant advantages for sustainable, cost-saving utility metering, reporting customers typically receive a return on investment (ROI) in three months to six months following deployment of up to 26 percent.
Digimondo's end-to-end smart utilities starter package based on Semtech's LoRa devices simplifies the deployment and operation of a LoRaWAN network, allowing municipal utilities insight into the business benefits of LoRa-based applications.
Seluxit integrated Semtech’s LoRa devices into smart metering solution, MeDa, deployed throughout Germany to help consumers change wasteful energy habits and save money.
OrionM2M's smart meters and luminaire controllers utilize embedded LoRa Technology to connect to the Cloud via public LoRaWAN-based networks and OrionGateways.
Lemonbeat integrates LoRa Technology into its smart metering solutions for easier reading and collection of utility usage.
Kaifa Metering’s LoRa-enabled meters offer the ability to monitor a building’s utility usage in real time.
EasyLinkin's LoRa-enabled smart meters monitor utility usage rates in real-time to provide facilities more visibility to reduce operating costs.
Lowan’s smart city solutions leverage LoRa technology to increase energy efficiency with smart metering solutions in large urban areas.
Thailand’s Kiwi Technology collaborated with Precise Digital Economy to develop a smart city network of LoRa-based sensors to better regulate public utilities.
In the News
Articles and press coverage of LoRa-based smart electric utility solutions are featured below.
Semtech Launches LoRa Cloud Locator Service for LoRa Edge to Showcase its Asset Tracking CapabilitiesSemtech Corporation, a leading global supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced its breakthrough SaaS chip-to-Cloud service, LoRa Cloud™ Locator, that uses Semtech’s LoRa Cloud Modem & Geolocation services. The new service allows customers to experience firsthand the power of devices powered by LoRa Edge™ and evaluate the accuracy and power consumption capabilities of the LoRa Edge platform, which offers an ultra-low-power and cost-effective solution for indoor/outdoor asset tracking use cases. Read more
Building an Asset Tracking Solution Using LoRaWAN with Semtech LoRa Cloud and AWS IoT Core for LoRaWANLoRaWAN has been applied to a variety of applications including smart water metering, smart buildings, safety and compliance monitoring, smart agriculture, health monitoring, smart electrical metering, construction and mining monitoring, and smart homes. One of the most critical applications where the low-power, battery-operated advantages of this approach is of greatest value is asset tracking. The low power and long range of LoRaWAN lend themselves to asset tracking applications in a complementary fashion. Semtech’s LoRa Edge (LR11xx) chipset provides a comprehensive solution which solves for indoor and outdoor location by incorporating both GNSS for outdoor and Wi-Fi scanning for indoor location. It achieves this with 10x lower power than traditional GNSS-based solutions, using a combination of compute on the chip and cloud. Read more
Application Briefs & Use Cases
Learn more about specific applications of LoRa devices in smart electricity metering.