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1. (WO2019027706) METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE DETECTION IN ELECTRIC METERS
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CLAIMS

1. A system for responding to an electrical meter alarm, comprising:

a processor at a meter or at a utility;

an alarm chronical encoded in memory of the processor, the alarm chronical comprising, an alarm level correlating to a degree of risk associated with a state of the meter, a time stamp including a date and a time of when the alarm level triggered, a meter identification, and

performance data of the meter.

2. The system of claim 1, wherein the alarm level comprises a hierarchical set of alarms.

3. The system of claim 2, wherein the time stamp denotes a change of the state of the meter from a first alarm to a second alarm of the hierarchical set of alarms.

4. The system of claim 2, wherein the change of the state comprises an increased degree of the risk.

5. The system of claim 2, wherein the change of the state comprises a decreased degree of the risk.

6. The system of claim 1, wherein the alarm level comprises a priority ranking designating that the meter requires immediate attention.

7. The system of claim 1, wherein the alarm level comprises a non-priority ranking designating that the meter requires no attention.

8. The system of claim 1, wherein the performance data includes environmental information.

9. The system of claim 8, wherein the environmental information includes temperature and precipitation data.

10. The system of claim 1, wherein the performance data includes electrical data related to electricity consumption at the meter.

11. The system of claim 10, wherein the electrical data includes at least one of instantaneous power, instantaneous voltage, and instantaneous current.

12. The system of claim 10, wherein the electrical data includes at least one of time-averaged power, time-averaged instantaneous voltage, and time-averaged current.

13. The system of claim 1, wherein the performance data includes temperature data of the meter.

14. The system of claim 13, wherein the temperature data includes instantaneous or time-averaged temperatures of the meter.

15. The system of claim 1, wherein the processor is capable of communication with other meters operating under similar field conditions as the meter.

16. The system of claim 1, wherein the processor is capable of inspecting archived data in order to query for meter temperatures operating under similar field conditions as the meter.

17. The system of claim 1, wherein the processor comprises a utility processor programmed to receive from a plurality of meters a standardized data log of the alarm chronical.

18. The system of claim 17, wherein the utility processor is programmed with a set of rules interpreting the alarm level based on the performance data in order to establish a priority for work orders responding to the alarm level.

19. The system of claim 17, wherein the utility processor is programmed with a set of rules interpreting the alarm level based on the performance data including at least one of an instantaneous temperature or a time-averaged temperature of the meter in order to establish a priority for work orders responding to the alarm level.

20. The system of claim 19, wherein the utility processor is programmed with a set of rules interpreting the alarm level based on the performance data including at least one of an instantaneous power or a time-averaged power of the meter in order to establish a priority for work orders responding to the alarm level.

21. A method for responding to an electrical meter alarm, comprising:

receiving at a processor of a utility an alarm chronical including a) an alarm level correlating to a degree of risk associated with a state of the meter, b) a time stamp including a date and a time of when the alarm level triggered, c) a meter identification, and d) performance data of the meter; and

processing the alarm chronical and prioritizing work orders for responding to the alarm level.

22. A method for posting an electrical meter alarm to a utility, comprising:

generating at a processor of a meter an alarm chronical including a) an alarm level correlating to a degree of risk associated with a state of the meter, b) a time stamp including a date and a time of when the alarm level triggered, c) a meter identification, and d) performance data of the meter; and transmitting the alarm chronical to a utility server such that the utility server is capable of prioritizing work orders for responding to the alarm level.