The utility of the future will become an integral part of “smart cities.” These forward-thinking cities and utilities will have a complete sense of operations and millions of points of data streaming in at all times, allowing them to operate more efficiently and effectively. One component of the advanced water utility is already in the hands of many: smart meters.
For a few years now, smart meters have defined the cutting edge of utility operations. While many have embraced the technology, many more are not quite ready. To get a better grasp of what smart meters offer, we spoke to John Fillinger, director of utility marketing, with Badger Meter. We discussed the latest innovations in the technology, how to avoid inaccurate billing problems, and how utilities can embrace smart meters in a cost-effective way.