Sibelga is currently installing two types of smart meters of the latest generation: the S211 (single-phase) and the T211 (three-phase).
These same meters are also being installed in Flanders (Fluvius) and Wallonia (Ores).
Learn more about the difference between a single-phase and a three-phase connection.
In contrast to the mechanical meter with turning wheel, which is manually read, the smart meter works as follows:
- It records consumption at various times of the day, every day of the week, and stores it in its memory.
- You can view consumption data on a convenient LCD screen. No more hassle with the traditional turning wheel!
- The data is electronically sent to the grid operator. This is done via 4G, similar to your mobile phone.
- In case of suspected fraud (if someone tries to open the cover), the device also sends an alarm to the grid operator.
- Conversely, we as the grid operator can also remotely check the meter.
The smart meter offers not only many advantages for the consumer but also for various players in the energy market.
The smart meter in detail
The meter display
How to read the smart meter?