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When most people think of technology in energy, they think mainly of companies in the alternative energy space. There have been some amazing advances in solar and wind power, and particularly in producing usable vehicles powered by batteries rather than gasoline, over the last decade or so. Those advances have transformed “green energy” from a political pipe dream to an emerging reality in many developed countries, but if it is to really succeed, there is one other area where progress must be made…metering and demand reduction.

Demand reduction obviously reduces emissions, but reducing the amount of electricity required on a day-to-day basis also makes the switch to the less efficient alternative energy sources more viable. Governments, who aren’t typically known for their flexibility, are slowly coming to realize that, and are increasingly supporting and subsidizing metering and demand reduction efforts as a result. Local and national authorities are paying more attention to the issue, as are the utilities that supply the power. It may seem strange for them to push their customers to use less of their product, but many are facing capacity issues that are stretching their networks. In that situation, discouraging power consumption does make sense, even if it is just to buy some time, and getting more efficient metering and billing and greater customer satisfaction in return sweetens the deal even more.

Metering and demand management are…

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