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High speed data collection

One of the most amazing energy data collection projects in Europe has recently been implemented in the Netherlands by Essent Metering Services. Before pushing the ‘on’ button for the TMS system, however, the Essent and GÖRLITZ engineers had to cope with some overtime, but in the end the deadlines were successfully met.

The Dutch AMR metering business has only dealt with C&I
customers up to now – as is common with most European
energy markets. Prior to the installation of the new system at Essent, most of the Dutch utilities had MV-90 or Siemens C-2000 data collection systems in use. The Essent project is the first project for GÖRLITZ in the Netherlands, and the challenge for GÖRLITZ was to replace a couple of single solutions which were no longer adequate to meet the requirements of the deregulated market.

Real-time metering data aids trading

Kenda Electronic Systems Ltd has installed OMS (operational metering summator) equipment at two of British Energy’s nuclear power stations in Scotland.

The OMS units are linked directly to the genset performance monitoring system at each site, and will provide British Energy with real-time metering data for trading purposes.

In addition to supplying two pairs of OMSs fo

Meter data collection in a competitive environment

Conference: Metering, Billing, CRM/CIS Americas 2003
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Presenter: Jim Oszewski
Abstract: In this paper Oszewski discuss the benefits of a centralized meter data repository. In particular he focusses on a Logica overview, competitive metering background, role of the meter data repository and

Mobile Data and Back Office Automation

Conference: Metering, Billing, CRM/CIS Americas 2003
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Presenter: Shelly Mesik
Abstract: In this paper Mesik presents the proliferation of mobile data and back office automation and how breaks down barriers in order to achieve efficient data utilization. In particular she focusses on mobile

Maintaining metering and data integrity in a deregulated market

New Zealand has had a successful deregulated electricity market since the mid 1990s. Initially, because all traded customers had to have half-hour metering, only larger industrial and commercial customers were traded. However, as the voluntary industry rules evolved, mechanisms for trading on various profiles were introduced, and now any user of electricity has a choice of supplier.

Unleash your potential with data and workforce management

With commercial and residential customers now able to choose their electricity provider, utilities endeavouring to compete effectively must provide new services designed to ensure the loyalty of these customers.

It's not that simple, however. To provide such services, vast amounts of data must be gathered, stored and shared with the appropriate market participants. The introduction of Service Level Agreements demands that workforces be despatched with greater efficiency than ever before. And utilities must be able to predict with ever-increasing precision how much energy is going to be consumed, when and by whom. None of this is possible without advanced technology and services. That's where Itron comes in.

Utilities Sub-metering and Data Management in large facilities

Conference: Metering, Billing, CRM/CIS America 2002
Location: New Orleans
Presenter: Victor Boed
Abstract: In this presentation Victor Boed discusses the following objectives: Providing cost allocation to building users; Providing information for energy conservation; Providing information for building maintenance an

DLMS News – Meter data exchange on the liberalised market

DLMS News - Meter data exchange on the liberalised market

The DLMS/COSEM specification, developed to support energy trading on the liberalised markets has reached now the status of an International Standard in IEC and in CEN.

This is the first standard for meter data exchange which comes complete with protocol conformance testing in order to ensure interoperability. It supports meter data exchange for any energy type, any metering equipment complexity, over any communication media, providing controlled and secure access to metering data to any stakeholders on the liberalised energy market.

The History of Energy Data Collection from Transmission Metering Points...

Conference: Metering Africa 2001
Location: Accra, Ghana
Presenter: Robert Gubbins
Abstract: In this paper Gubbins gives a historical account of energy data collection and transmission metering points at Eskom, both trials and tribulations. In particular he focusses on environmental overview, transmission metering d

Industrial and Commercial Remote Metering Data Acquisition

Conference: Metering Africa 2001
Location: Accra, Ghana
Presenter: Phil Skipper and Rob Williamson
Abstract: In this paper Skipper and Williamson describe and discuss the process of industrial and commercial remote metering data acquisition. In particular the focus on why industrial and commercial consumers, meteri

A Service Bureau business – A current look at the meter...

Conference: Metering Americas 2001
Location: Miami, Florida
Presenter: Chris Greenwell
Abstract: In this paper Greenwell explains the service bureau branch in the energy with reference to meter data collection and the issues surrounding it. In particular he focusses on the unbundling of utility functions are creati

AMR í¢â‚¬” much more than billing data

AMR – much more than billing data

Developments in automatic meter reading (AMR) for the supply of electricity have challenged energy companies to expand on AMR initiatives, forcing them to look beyond the commercial aspect for billing purposes.

In this article, ‘going beyond the commercial aspects’ will be referred to as additional data. This additional data addresses power quality, reliability and operational aspects for the delivery of electricity. It is most relevant for industrial and commercial consumers, because they use power at a relatively high rate, with more complexity and a larger variety of loads.

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