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The utility firms are keen to use smart meters to help consumers manage their usage of electricity. In this system, data is collected every 15 minutes. Tariffs can be changed on-the-fly based on what has been switched on. The data collected can be used to manage demand, which could mean that fewer power stations will need to be built.
Hursley has been home to IBM's WebSphere middleware, MQ Series, message queue technology and the CICs transaction system. IBM uses the site to showcase future technologies like the connected home, smart metering and high-tech retailing.