The concept of energy efficiency is encountered more and more often in everyday life, and efficient use of energy primarily means avoiding its unnecessary waste. At the same time, the losses that occur during the transformation from one form of energy to another, as well as during the distribution of energy to end users, should be reduced to a minimum. Modernization of industrial technology is an important aspect in overall energy saving and pollution reduction.
In addition to the above, the continuous measuring of energy consumption, analysis of energy flows and especially losses perusal is extremely important. This complex process is realized through the use of elements of a smart grid (Smart Grid). Smart grid refers to a next-generation grid that allows energy suppliers and consumers to share information in real time, via the usage of information technology, in order to maximize energy efficiency, accommodate all generation and storage options and anticipate and respond to system disturbances in a self-healing manner.
The use of smart grid technology affects many aspects of human activity: financial, economic, legal, social, technical, ecological… The complexity of the smart grid concept makes defining the scenarios for its development and deployment rather difficult. Aspects such as the age of the energy infrastructure, demand growth, generation evolution and regulatory and market structures determine strongly the deployment of smart grids.
- Smart metering systems allowing remote readings and real-time data processing
- Supporting instant feed of measurements from variety of meters and communication channels
- Enabling full control of energy flows from production to the end users, managing metering network and readings from all measurement points
- Delivering high infrastructure stability and minimizing operational imbalances
- Assuring revenue and customer experience by enhanced VEE (Validation of Estimate and Editing) and antifraud capabilities
- Energy efficiency improvement
- Operational efficiency improvement
- Assurance of special services for key customers and distributed generators
- Improved involvement of customer in energy
- Decrease in operational costs for field works with better planning
- Innvoicing and revenue collection can be imporoved
- By implementation of the Smart Grid Solution distribution’s lines losses will be reduced
- Identification of ilegal connections on energy network and integration into regular system
- Minimization of customer complaints
- Independent metering devices
- Single point of meter data management
- Improved customer services
- Improved revenue cycle
- Revenue protection and theft analysis
- Collection system integration