Identify Mesh Networks – Smart Grids

Smart Meters are connected to the computers at BC Hydro and Fortis BC through Smart Grids or Mesh Networks.

The Smart Grids are composed of many Smart Meters that communicate with each other and a controller.  Each Smart Meter can communicate with its neighbours.  This allows a message or packet of information to be sent from the controller to any smart meter in its domain and that meter to send the answer (kWh readings or simply “I am ok”) back to the controller.

See images of various Smart Grid controllers here.

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