Smart Metering: Infrastructure, Methodologies, Applications and Challenges combines the fundamentals of smart meters in smart grids with the latest advances and technologies in advanced smart infrastructure. With a strong focus on practical guidance and applications, this book examines the design and implementation of smart meters, as well as cybersecurity and data management challenges. Following an introduction to smart grid architecture, the book details design elements of smart meters to enable them for specific applications such as recording the energy consumption of users, load forecasting, resilience enhancement and energy theft detection.
A deep dive into smart meter data analytics is then presented, accompanied by load forecasting methods and their advantages and challenges. Subsequent chapters also discuss outage management, fault identification and other applications of smart meters, including power network connection verifications. This is a comprehensive resource on smart metering and a valuable read to students, researchers and engineers interested in power systems engineering, smart grids, and smart energy technologies.