WO2011062627A3 - Utility network interface device configured to detect and report abnormal operating condition - Google Patents

Utility network interface device configured to detect and report abnormal operating condition Download PDF

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WO2011062627A3
WO2011062627A3 PCT/US2010/003003 US2010003003W WO2011062627A3 WO 2011062627 A3 WO2011062627 A3 WO 2011062627A3 US 2010003003 W US2010003003 W US 2010003003W WO 2011062627 A3 WO2011062627 A3 WO 2011062627A3
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network interface
utility network
interface device
utility
detect
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Brad Gilbert
Jana Van Greunen
Raj Vaswani
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Silver Spring Networks, Inc.
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01DMEASURING NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEASURING TWO OR MORE VARIABLES NOT COVERED IN A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS; TARIFF METERING APPARATUS; MEASURING OR TESTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • G01D4/00Tariff metering apparatus
    • G01D4/002Remote reading of utility meters
    • G01D4/004Remote reading of utility meters to a fixed location
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
    • Y02BCLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO BUILDINGS, e.g. HOUSING, HOUSE APPLIANCES OR RELATED END-USER APPLICATIONS
    • Y02B90/00Enabling technologies or technologies with a potential or indirect contribution to GHG emissions mitigation
    • Y02B90/20Systems integrating technologies related to power network operation and communication or information technologies mediating in the improvement of the carbon footprint of the management of residential or tertiary loads, i.e. smart grids as enabling technology in buildings sector
    • Y02B90/24Smart metering mediating in the carbon neutral operation of end-user applications in buildings
    • Y02B90/241Systems characterised by remote reading
    • Y02B90/242Systems characterised by remote reading from a fixed location
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
    • Y02BCLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO BUILDINGS, e.g. HOUSING, HOUSE APPLIANCES OR RELATED END-USER APPLICATIONS
    • Y02B90/00Enabling technologies or technologies with a potential or indirect contribution to GHG emissions mitigation
    • Y02B90/20Systems integrating technologies related to power network operation and communication or information technologies mediating in the improvement of the carbon footprint of the management of residential or tertiary loads, i.e. smart grids as enabling technology in buildings sector
    • Y02B90/24Smart metering mediating in the carbon neutral operation of end-user applications in buildings
    • Y02B90/246Utility meters which are networked together, e.g. within a single building
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y04INFORMATION OR COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES HAVING AN IMPACT ON OTHER TECHNOLOGY AREAS
    • Y04SSYSTEMS INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO POWER NETWORK OPERATION, COMMUNICATION OR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR IMPROVING THE ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION, TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION, MANAGEMENT OR USAGE, i.e. SMART GRIDS
    • Y04S20/00Systems supporting the management or operation of end-user stationary applications, including also the last stages of power distribution and the control, monitoring or operating management systems at local level
    • Y04S20/30Smart metering
    • Y04S20/32Systems characterised by remote reading
    • Y04S20/322Systems characterised by remote reading from a fixed location
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y04INFORMATION OR COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES HAVING AN IMPACT ON OTHER TECHNOLOGY AREAS
    • Y04SSYSTEMS INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO POWER NETWORK OPERATION, COMMUNICATION OR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR IMPROVING THE ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION, TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION, MANAGEMENT OR USAGE, i.e. SMART GRIDS
    • Y04S20/00Systems supporting the management or operation of end-user stationary applications, including also the last stages of power distribution and the control, monitoring or operating management systems at local level
    • Y04S20/30Smart metering
    • Y04S20/42Utility meters which are networked together, e.g. within a single building

Abstract

A utility network interface device (2) is provided for operation with a utility network. The utility network interface device includes a detector (20) configured to produce a state signal upon occurrence of a prescribed state that interferes with the ability of a utility meter (130), with which the utility network interface (2) device is associated, to measure consumption of a commodity and/or report consumption of the commodity. The utility network interface device also includes a control unit (6) configured to detect a tampering with the utility meter in accordance with the state signal produced by the detector. The control unit is also configured to detect a tampering with a software component of the utility meter. The control unit automatically controls a notification unit to output (9), external to the utility meter, notification of the tampering detected by the control unit, in response to the detection of the tampering. Also provided are a utility network including the utility network interface device, a method of operating a utility network interface device, and a computer- readable recording medium having a computer program recorded thereon for operating a utility network interface device.
PCT/US2010/003003 2009-11-19 2010-11-18 Utility network interface device configured to detect and report abnormal operating condition WO2011062627A3 (en)

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US5574653A (en) * 1990-06-25 1996-11-12 The South East Queensland Electricity Board Switchboard
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US6538577B1 (en) * 1997-09-05 2003-03-25 Silver Springs Networks, Inc. Electronic electric meter for networked meter reading
WO2003065055A2 (en) * 2002-01-31 2003-08-07 Iskraemeco, Merjenje In Upravljanje Energije, D.D. Magnetic field detection system for an electricity meter
US20080294452A1 (en) * 2006-08-31 2008-11-27 Stephen Gregory Hunt Managing Supply of a Utility to a Customer Premises

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US5574653A (en) * 1990-06-25 1996-11-12 The South East Queensland Electricity Board Switchboard
WO1995024623A1 (en) * 1994-03-10 1995-09-14 Analytical Systems Engineering Heat apportionment system
US6538577B1 (en) * 1997-09-05 2003-03-25 Silver Springs Networks, Inc. Electronic electric meter for networked meter reading
US5940009A (en) * 1997-09-08 1999-08-17 Abb Power T&D Company Inc. Apparatus and method to detect tampering with an electronic utility meter
US6100816A (en) * 1998-01-16 2000-08-08 Cellnet Data Systems, Inc. Utility meter adapter
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