Smart Grid deployments typically begin with a roll-out of Smart Meters. GE provides a full line of single phase and polyphase meters to meet utility requirements for form factors and functionality. Our meters come equipped with various options for communications technology, home area network options, remote service switch, as well as a number of embedded features such as load profile, demand, and TOU tariff. GE is also expanding its metering technology into a next generation Electric Vehicle (EV) smart charging and metering solution, bridging the gap between smart charging, real-time connectivity, and load control for connected Electric Vehicles.
For their Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), utilities require an economical solution to enable fast and secure communications to smart meters, to allow new market-driven billing structures to be implemented. GE's MDS™ wireless AMI solutions, provide long distance, high speed communications with secure data handling using encryption and user authentication.