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Smart metering projects: an interpretive framework for successful implementation


  • Di Foggia, Giacomo


Purpose. We analyze a set of smart meters implementation projects and provide insights and recommendations to facilitate smart metering deployment strategies. Design/methodology/approach. Several significant projects are analyzed on different fronts: scale, technology, economics, and regulation using a common methodology to unfold patterns that constitute key components of successful smart meters diffusion. Findings. Key elements and controllable enabling patterns from Europe-wide SM implementation projects are identified together with drivers and barriers for patterns replication. Practical implications. We provide a framework considering different stakeholders that will help distribution system operators to accelerate and extend smart meters’ penetration. Originality/value. Based on the Meter-ON project (supported by the 7th Framework Program of the European Commission) we put valuable information on the same basis for comparison purposes to facilitate the large-scale deployment of smart meters in Europe.

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  • Di Foggia, Giacomo, 2018. "Smart metering projects: an interpretive framework for successful implementation," OSF Preprints zcf34, Center for Open Science.
  • Handle: RePEc:osf:osfxxx:zcf34
    DOI: 10.31219/

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