Impacts of Household Smart Meters
The loss of electricity during distribution to businesses and homes is a major concern for electric utilities in many developing countries, including the Kyrgyz Republic.
This project measures the impacts of household smart meters on distribution losses and the quality of electricity services.
In collaboration with an electricity utility, this project measures the impacts and benefits of installing smart meters for household and business customers. There is little prior research on the benefits of smart meters; what does exist is almost entirely in developed countries, and focuses solely on smart meters’ role in implementing dynamic pricing (such as pricing that varies by time of day). We examine the benefits from installing smart meter technology in developing countries, and how those benefits vary compared to those in developed countries.