Smart Meters/V2

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OTHER Violation

Capacity for load discrimination and control

Status: Current — The violation is standing.

It is a capacity of some smart meters to distinguish between different loads and turn these loads on or off independently. For example, an air conditioning system may be connected to a separate rail of the meter and be controllable by the energy company.

This capability represents a cause for concern. If used, it represents an attempt by an energy company to dictate load, representing a violation of the demarcation of their service interface and an attempt to shirk their duty to meet that interface (demarcation violation, remit violation, attempted shirking of duty).