GE has announced the availability of the SGM1100, a PRIME (Power Line Intelligent Metering Evolution) PLC-compliant smart meter designed for global utilities following IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) requirements. The SGM1100 provides utilities with a cost-effective and flexible solution to meet the requirements of an advanced metering infrastructure, laying the foundation for increasing efficiency and better managing energy costs.
The SGM1100 is a single-phase meter designed to support residential and small commercial energy consumers. In alignment with local standards, the SGM1100 meets IEC requirements and provides PLC AMI communications with the PRIME and the DLMS/COSEM protocols.
Designed for ease of use, GE’s SGM1100 enables utilities to accelerate installations, automate provisioning and reduce the amount of required post-installation support, which results in faster and more cost-efficient deployments. Additional benefits include:
- Increased security features and a dual pole relay for increased safety during installation and service.
- Remote upgradeable firmware via the PLC communications to reduce on-site visits for maintenance.
- Local communications enabling site-specific configuration, firmware updates and on-demand diagnostics.
- An integrated PRIME PLC modem providing reliable and interoperable communications with PRIME compliant data concentrators.