Common Base Split Metering Solution
An innovative solution that enables the cost-effective conversion of existing Common Base (non-split) installations into split meter installations, without removing the existing passive base and “ready board” assembly in the household. Utilities have the choice of a PLC or wired customer interface unit. The Common Base (wired) customer interface unit which requires dedicated communication wires to communicate with the meter, is used in conjunction with an existing Cashpower wired split meter and provides an interface for the consumer. The Common Base PLC customer interface unit used in conjunction with a special variant Cashpower PLC meter, simply plugs into the passive base inside the home replacing the existing common base electricity dispenser. The PLC meter is installed outside the home and communicates with the customer interface unit via PLC communications, without the need for any additional communications wires or batteries.