Advanced electricity metering based on event-driven approaches

Thesis event information

Date and time of the thesis defence

Place of the thesis defence

Remote connection

Topic of the dissertation

Advanced electricity metering based on event-driven approaches

Doctoral candidate

M.Sc, (Master of Science) Mauricio de Castro Tomé

Faculty and unit

University of Oulu Graduate School, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, CWC - Networks and Systems

Subject of study



Professor Jamshid Aghaei, LUT-university

Second opponent

Professor Zita Vale, Porto polytechnic Institute


Professor Ari Pouttu, University of Oulu

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A more efficient way of trasmitting electricity consumption information

This study shows a more efficient method of transmitting electricity consumption information from the customers to the utilities. Current electricity metering strategies either work with too few data points, which are only suited for billing purposes, or too many of them, overwhelming communications systems with lots of redundant information. Our strategy tries to strike a balance between the two opposing strategies, by reducing the amount of information transmitted, while at the same time improving the 'usefulness' of each data point. The consumption information obtained in this way can be useful to improve the quality of the data used to plan and schedule the electricity generation, leading to a more efficient usage of resources, hopefully driving down the monetary and environmental costs of electricity generation.
Last updated: 26.4.2021