Definition: Remote Service Switch

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Remote Service Switch

A power switch within a smart meter that allows a utility to turn electrical service to a residential customer premise on or off. The switch is remotely operated from the utility using the AMI communications infrastructure. This feature is limited to residential meters providing 200 amp service or less, and allows a utility to quickly switch service without having to roll a service truck. This can be particularly useful for reducing service time and associated costs for establishing or terminating services for move-ins/move-outs, or for switching off service for safety reasons.[1]


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