In this video I go through four scenarios of how to read a smart meter on a home in California that is outfitted with photovoltaic solar panels and a smart meter. The meter is operated by Southern California Edison and its brand is “OpenWay”. The solar panel inverter is a “Sunny Boy” brand installed by Planet Solar, Inc.
The first two scenarios show the meter when the home is consuming energy. The third scenario shows a situation when the home is almost breaking even between the amount of energy being consumed and the amount being used. The fourth scenario shows the home generating electricity and putting it back on the smart grid.
We review several codes including “Sync net”, “Pld 252”, “001”, “071” and “082” and demonstrate how you can read the cumulative amount of kilowatt-hours that have been produced by the home, the amount being consumed, and the instantaneous production of the entire home’s electrical system.
We also briefly show the solar panel’s meter that just measures the output from the panels and calculate how much electricity is being used by the home when “idle” (In this case 550 watts)