Energy efficiency - Smart metering

Edward Johnstonbaugh, Xinlei Wang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Smart meters are solid state devices and important components of the smart grid that allow the residential and business customers to manage their energy usage smartly and save money based on new time-based rate programs to reduce peak demand. In the farming sector, savings of between 5% and 15% are possible with a simple rates optimization structure. Smart meters are also able to alert the power company automatically if there is a power outage in your area and help utilities restore service to customers more quickly. There were at least 86.8 million smart meters operating in 2018 out of 154 million meters in the United States. But smart meter penetration rates vary widely by state because of state legislation and regulation. With new technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT), new apps will integrate all smart devices at home and help you better control when and how much energy you consume. Smart meters are safe, very accurate and reliable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRegional Perspectives on Farm Energy
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783030908317
ISBN (Print)9783030908300
StatePublished - Jun 14 2022


  • Detection
  • Electricity
  • Energy saving
  • Outage
  • Smart grid
  • Smart meter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Environmental Science
  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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