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BC Hydro's Smart Metering Lab Tour

Chapter Meeting
May 28 2011 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us for a tour of the BC Hydro’s Smart Metering Lab, coordinated by BC Sustainable Energy Association’s Vancouver Chapter.

BC Hydro is implementing smart meters and supporting infrastructure to encourage energy conservation at home and at work, and to improve the electrical system's reliability and performance helping us toward the goal of making B.C. energy self-sufficient by 2016.

The Smart Metering and Infrastructure program is a key component of the BC Hydro Smart Grid program. Today's distribution grid is little more than an interconnected system of generating units, power lines, substations and transformers that deliver electricity to customers. Smart Grid refers to a modern, intelligent electricity transmission and distribution system that incorporates traditional and advanced power engineering to enhance grid performance and support a wide array of functionality for customers and the economy. BC Hydro is in the process of developing many applications that form part of Smart Grid, such as smart metering, to increase the reliability and efficiency of the electricity system overall. It can improve monitoring, information gathering and enable two-way interaction between BC Hydro and their customers.

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