In FairGrid networks, an intelligent electricity meter with high functionality is used instead of the household electricity meter. FairGrid integrates various successful and effective techniques and procedures into one device:
FairGrid is a combination of Demand Side Management with autonomous control in one device, the FairBox.
All components of FairGrid are state of the art. However, the FairBox needs suitable software for a pilot test. Due to the self-sufficient and decentralized approach, an isolated grid for a pilot plant can be relatively small.
Electricity theft harms the electricity suppliers and subsequently all electricity customers. The FairBox is installed centrally on the last power pole in front of the buildings. The distance between the power pole with the FairBox and the building is laid in a shielded cable with protective voltage. If the protective voltage is changed, a silent alarm signal is sent to the grid operator.
In addition, main electricity meters are used for partial network areas. If necessary, the partial consumption of the customers and the total consumption can be compared.