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Project Advantage builds on the successful outcomes of the Manningham Solar and Adelaide Solar City Projects to enable electricity retailers to offer solar leasing packages where consumers pay only for the amount of electricity generated.

As an outcome of the project Metropolis is pleased to have installed the first residential smart meters ever registered in New South Wales at Bateau Bay on 24th July 2012 and in Queensland at Sunnybank Hills, a suburb of Brisbane, on 25th July 2012.

The project requires a low-cost metering solution to measures the amount of electricity produced from the inverter in half-hour intervals, stored in and collected from the smart meter that also measures the thirty-minute kilowatt-hour import & export values.

Metropolis has designed a solution that delivers the solar generation values to retailers for billing, using as many of the protocols as possible used for the delivery of market data (ie. the thirty-minute import & export values used to settle wholesale payments to generators and distributors). 

Smart Metering Carrieton, South Australia
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Smart Metering Carrieton, South Australia

By far the most challenging aspect of the project is the geographic spread of the customers that have taken up solar leasing packages requiring a focus on the logistics to have the meters installed.

In Queensland, Metropolis has installed residential smart meters from the Sunshine Coast, through Brisbane and Toowoomba to the Gold Coast.

In South Australia residential smart meters have been installed in Adelaide, across the Eyre Peninsula from Minnipa, to Kimba and down to Boston, in Port Augusta, Carrieton, Brinkworth, Orroroo, Murbko, Victor Harbor and Mount Gambier.

In Victoria residential smart meters have been installed by Metropolis in Melbourne and across the State at Wangaratta, Loch, Buln Buln East, Benalla, Milawa, Boorhaman, Thoona, Yabba North, Peechelba East, Shepparton, Nilma, Mornington, Kilcunda, Venus Bay, Nyora, Wonthaggi, Toora, Fish Creek, Foster, Panton Hill, Maldon, Katamatite, Wodonga, Toowonga, Traralgon, Lakes Entrance, Kongwak, Tyabb, Kanyepella, Swan Hill, Cheshunt, Tarrawingee, Echuca, Witchiproof,  Geelong and Barwon Heads.

Smart metered measures output of solar inverter
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Smart metered measures output of solar inverter

In New South Wales residential smart meters have been installed by Metropolis in from Bangor, Maroubra, Lilyfield, Punchbowl, Hornsby and St Marys in suburban Sydney to Wollongong and Port Kembla, Shoalhaven Heads, the Blue Mountains, Tamworth, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Mudgee. 

Metropolis remains the only competitive service provider in each of these States to provide & operate residential smart meters, offering an alternative to traditional analogue metering provided by the local Distribution businesses.

Residential Electricity Metering

Residential Electricity Metering

Metropolis provides a comprehensive range of poly-phase and single-phase metering solutions for residential homes. read on Residential Electricity Metering

On Line Data Access

On Line Data Access

Get the most from your retail energy plan with Dialogue – an on-line web service that gives you direct access to your meter reads from any web connected device.

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