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Smart Meter Update

The UK energy policy is now officially RUDDerless…

“Hello, this is the British Electricity Smart Meter hotline.  You are number two million, four hundred and sixty eight thousand, two hundred and twenty three in a queue.  We’re sorry your smart meter has disconnected you and that you have no electricity.  We are working to upgrade the firmware in all of our smart meters and hope to have your power restored sometime in the next six months.  Thank you for your call.”

It’s the scenario that no-one in the energy industry wants to talk about – the day that Britain’s smart meters go wrong or get hacked and millions of users lose power.  It will probably never happen, but some things have such appalling consequences that we shouldn’t design and deploy something that makes even that small probability possible.  But we have.  And nobody appears to have thought about making sure it’s possible to recover from it. Continue →

August 1st, 2016 | Published in Smart Energy

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About Creative Connectivity

Creative Connectivity is Nick Hunn's blog on aspects and applications of wireless connectivity. Having worked with wireless for over twenty years I've seen the best and worst of it and despair at how little of its potential is exploited.

I hope that's about to change, as the demands of healthcare, energy and transport apply pressure to use wireless more intelligently for consumer health devices, smart metering and telematics. These are my views on the subject - please let me know yours.

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