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#145884 - 08/02/06 02:28 PM New remote switching system for Christchurch
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Here's the story at Stuff.co.nz

LOL,
From the article:
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Turner said it was a "red letter day" for the city, which he described as "becoming the Silicon Valley of New Zealand".

How do people come up with this stuff??.

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#145885 - 08/04/06 02:32 AM Re: New remote switching system for Christchurch
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Loc: christchurch new zealand
Red letter day ? ! Sillicone Valley ?! Maybe Christchurch is going to become the capital of breast implants !

Sounds like Meridian has invented a new way of charging us more for electricity.

Meter readers are about to become extinct too. Thats progress for you.
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#145886 - 08/05/06 03:47 PM Re: New remote switching system for Christchurch
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Loc: Titirangi, Akld, New Zealand
It sounds like the typical sale b#$ls%^t from a salesperson who conned a poco to spend big.

You will be paying for this as a customer in CHCH, poco's are no charities.
They have to recover the 100 M+ costs somewhere.

We did a trial with the TWACS system in Auckland which failed for the domestic side of the metering.
Hard to read the data through the powerlines etc.

The only reliable system at the moment for TOU (time of use) readings is through phonelines or cellphones, and done for the bigger customers 3 Ø 100 Amps or more.

It does not warrant the cost having a dedicated line for each meter in a house.

edited for typo's

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#145887 - 08/05/06 04:34 PM Re: New remote switching system for Christchurch
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The idea's been around for a long time and has been implemented in various places over the years. The main thing the poco are trying do is get rid of the meter readers and cut out admin costs.
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#145888 - 08/06/06 08:25 AM Re: New remote switching system for Christchurch
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My understanding of remote residential powerline meterein is the meter itself won't have a cell phone, but will communicate with a neighbourhood network, which will use a cell phone or whatever to communicate to the Poco.
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#145889 - 08/07/06 01:39 AM Re: New remote switching system for Christchurch
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Registered: 08/06/06
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Not fair Christchurch gets all the new toys.
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#145890 - 08/07/06 01:58 AM Re: New remote switching system for Christchurch
Alan Belson Offline
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Loc: Mayenne N. France
OldAppy?, not the legendary original?
Welcome back!

On topic; what's the betting it don't woik and they go back to estimating bills and the occasional bloke with a pencil?
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#145891 - 08/07/06 02:23 AM Re: New remote switching system for Christchurch
kiwi Offline
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G'day OldAppy. Welcome to ECN.

Christchurch might get the toys first ( We got EFTPOS first too ). But the rest of NZ will get the toy eventually.

The new meter reading gadgets are claiming to help us monitor our power use. This would only be beneficial if it could then CONTROL our power use.

Do the new meters interface with home automation systems like C-Bus etc. ? If they don't then what's the point ?

Seems like the only purpose of the new meters is to make meter-readers redundant. Anything else they claim is just SPIN.
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#145892 - 08/07/06 02:26 AM Re: New remote switching system for Christchurch
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Loc: Titirangi, AKLD, NZ
"OldAppy?, not the legendary original?"

The same, back from the wilderness.

And no way is it fair, i wanna play with one till it breaks, then fix it.. HAHahahaha..

Wireless to boot?

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#145893 - 08/07/06 05:00 AM Re: New remote switching system for Christchurch
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Loc: SI,New Zealand
YAYY!!!!
Gidday there mate,
We thought we'd lost you ages ago.
Great to see you back!.
How are things in your neck of the woods?.
Always nice to to see a new old face.

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