Definition: Outage Detection/Reporting

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Outage Detection/Reporting

A system utilizing smart meters and AMI that can notify a utility of customer power outages when the power to meters is interrupted. Generally speaking, this can be done by utilizing meters that can send a "last gasp" signal to the head-end system upon losing power, or by periodically polling meters to check status.[1]

References
  1. https://www.smartgrid.gov/category/technology/outage_detectionreporting

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