Enabling the effective integration of renewable energy with smart meters

One of the primary challenges to improving sustainability and achieving net-zero goals is the efficient integration of renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, into the electricity grid. These sources are inherently intermittent and variable, and are difficult to solely rely on, as this variability can lead to imbalances in supply and demand, posing a challenge for grid stability and efficiency.

Secure addresses this through its Elite 500 smart meter. The Elite 500 multi-function meter had advanced power monitoring features and supports various communication protocols such as Modbus, BACnet, Profinet, and IEC61850. This makes it highly suitable for integrating renewable energy sources into the grid.

Key features of Elite 500:

  • 17 energy measurements support including net and absolute parameters
  • Class 0.2S/0.5S accuracy for active and 0.5S accuracy for reactive measurement
  • TFT display showing vector diagram, bar chart, weekly/monthly energy consumption comparison
  • Time synchronisation options through SNTP
  • Flexible time-of-day tariff, maximum demand/demand support, DST (daylight saving time)

With its high precision and multiple communication options, the Elite 500 can accurately measure and report data from various sources, including renewables. This is essential for balancing the intermittent nature of renewable energy. Further, the ability to use both conventional CT and Rogowski coil inputs makes the Elite 500 versatile for different types of energy systems, including those with renewable sources like wind turbines and solar panels.

Elite 500’s capabilities in monitoring power plants, grid substations, and renewables, as well as its integration with SCADA systems are vital for efficient grid management. This ensures that energy from renewable sources is optimally utilised and integrated into the grid.

The meter's support for automation and system integration allows for streamlined processes in managing energy flow from renewable sources, which is crucial for maintaining grid stability and efficiency.

In conclusion, the Elite 500's advanced features and flexible integration capabilities make it an effective tool for integrating renewable energy sources into the grid.


Secure is a multi-national corporation committed to providing revenue management, power quality and energy efficiency to its customers and communities, enabling them to save money, reduce energy consumption and facilitate comfortable living. Starting in 1987 at the advent of the electronic age, we have come a long way - employing 6500 people worldwide. More than 60 countries deploy our products with the highest data security and customer service levels. 

Today, we cover the entire supply chain offering solutions and services for electricity, gas, water, and heat generation to their final consumption, adding value at every point.

At Secure, we prioritise diversity, sustainability, and social responsibility. We strive for sustainability through waste reduction, reusability, eco-friendly practices, and energy conservation, advancing toward our net-zero goals.

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Press contact:

Dominique Baudenbacher

Design & Communications Manager – Europe

Email: Dominique.Baudenbacher@securemeters.com

P: +41 79 500 11 31

Secure Switzerland AG, Buckhauserstrasse 1, 8048 Zurich, Switzerland



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