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  • by Karma Loveday

MOSL in bid to boost meter data consistency

MOSL has published a new data standard to improve the consistency of meter data in the non-household market and facilitate data sharing.

The proposed data standard defines the format in which data should be held for Automatic Meter Readers (AMR), Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI or smart meters) and data loggers.

The current format for meter data varies depending on factors including the meter type, its manufacturer, and water companies’ own preferences. This makes robust data sharing difficult.

Writing in MOSL’s April Market Focus newsletter, communications lead for the Strategic Metering Programme, Adrian Smith, said: “Companies are invited to use the standard on a voluntary basis for the coming year. We’ll then review take-up and, if necessary, consider making its use mandatory.

“The standard will help make a difference straight away, but it will become increasingly beneficial as the we move to smart meters, which is likely to lead to a massive increase in the amount of granular meter data in the market, given that they can read meters as often as every 15 minutes.”


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