Smart meters are quickly growing as Smart Grid technology auto­mates power grids, allowing power utility companies to monitor their customers’ use of power. In the United States, the federal Smart Grid program is encouraging the replacement of traditional side-of-building-mounted power meters (that must be checked by utility personnel) with smart meters that can provide energy-use information using many different communica­tions protocols, including power-line communications (PLC) and wireless networks.

In this guide, we’ll evaluate the impact of EMI on smart meters.