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primary metering

Metering of energy use can be performed using the voltage used in the local distribution system, which may be several thousand volts; or at the voltage the customer actually uses, usually 120 or 240 volts. When metering is performed at the distribution voltage, rather than the voltage that the customer uses, it is referred to as primary metering.

See also:

distribution, primary circuit, primary distribution feeder, potential transformer