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CSIRO Launches Home Metering

CSIRO Launches Home Metering

It is currently being trialed in selected Perth households and is being commercialised by Australian company HabiDapt

“The technology is designed to work in any Australian household. We basically change out a circuit breaker . and replace it with another in the same spot that can communicate how much electricity is going through it and allow remote control,” research leader Glenn Platt said.

The system uses cloud-based software and mini smart-meters that look like the regular circuit breakers found in household meter boxes. The smart-meters connect to the cloud via a small Internet communication device in the house. Once connected, the appliances linked to the meters can be remotely monitored and controlled via an online app.