Preliminary results of the AMI system at JASEC in Cartago, Costa...

Conference: Metering Central America & Caribbean 2008
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Presenter: Ronald Azofeifa Araya
Abstract: Presented by Ronald Azofeifa Araya at Metering Central America & Caribbean 2008

Results of the AMI project in Honduras

Conference: Metering Central America & Caribbean 2008
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Presenter: Jacobo Da Costa Gomez
Abstract: Presented by Jacobo Da Costa Gomez at Metering Central America & Caribbean 2008

CELPE’s AMR project

Conference: Metering Central America & Caribbean 2008
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Presenter: Bruno Agra Kleinau
Abstract: Presented by Bruno Agra Kleinau at Metering Central America & Caribbean 2008

Celpe is a Brazilian utility that lies on the northeast of the country in a very touristy place, it was installed about two thousand smart meters intended to trace different ways to identify technical and non-technical energy losses, allowing electrical energy parameters supervising and remote disconnection/reconnection, providing to reduce lost of resources, beyond to guarantee security on the transferring data along the integrated applications.

The Power-Line Carrier was proposed in order to use the communicating through the own utility’s distribution energy trunk; avoiding auxiliary communication bus bar and additional implementation problems as well as excessive communication costs once the PLC signal should be carried from the meters until the substation, being available in the utility’s intranet.

Dealing with the system’s potential features like detection of tampering with meter and/or service, comparison metering (transformer vs. sum from meters), use of remote disconnection/reconnection, monitoring of load balance in the transformer, daily information on hourly consumption and monitoring of service quality (power factor, voltage levels and outages), Celpe was able to carried-out: asset optimization (technical losses reduction) applying symmetry of phase-loads on a 3-phase transformer and distribution transformers relocation, as well as, revenue assurance through remote disconnection/reconnection and after decide to start a pre-payment beta pilot, beyond to allow customer satisfaction providing reduction in time to recover from outages and fixed problems leading to under voltage.

The most significant results were the reduction of € 345,00/month in measurable technical losses on a transformer distribution network with 59 customers, due to a better load distribution among its 3 phases (based on hourly consumption information from the meters and from the balance meter used for measuring the transformer), tampering attempts are now easily pinpointed and law enforcement is easier and less expensive, on the other hand reduced time to pay for bad payers (especially because of tampering detection).

AMR case study in Puerto Rico

Conference: Metering Central America & Caribbean 2008
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Presenter: Ramon L. Burgos Medina
Abstract: Presented by Ramon L. Burgos Medina at Metering Central America & Caribbean 2008

AMI at Codensa

Conference: Metering Central America & Caribbean 2008
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Presenter: Robinson Díaz Méndez and Guilherme Vallerini
Abstract: Presented by Robinson Díaz Méndez and Guilherme Vallerini at Metering Central America & Caribbean 2008

AMR experience in Chile

Conference: Metering Central America & Caribbean 2008
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Presenter: Sylvain Broglé
Abstract: Presented by Sylvain Broglé at Metering Central America & Caribbean 2008

Contribution of water metering as a factor of sustainability

Conference: Metering Central America & Caribbean 2008
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Presenter: Samuel Lee
Abstract: Presented by Samuel Lee at Metering Central America & Caribbean 2008

Actualmente las empresas de saneamiento están en la busca de como   pueden optimizar sus ganancias con inversiones en puntos de mayor retorno financiero y operativo para ellas.

Basado en el conocimiento que Actaris tiene y la evolucíon continua de sus productos, la presentacíon que proponemos hacer seria con el tema: 

“Reduccíon de perdidas y optimizacíon de inversiones en las empresas del sector de saneamiento con la implementacíon del AMR”.

El tema propuesto es muy amplio y estaremos focando basicamente en el seguimiento de distribucíon de agua con el foco en las herramientas para el dimensionamento de los medidores, uso correcto de las tecnologias disponibles para medir el consumo de agua y tambíen las tecnologia utilizadas actualmente para la lectura a distancia de los medidores. 

Johannesburg Water resource management initiatives: Prepayment metering as a tool for...

Conference: Metering Central America & Caribbean 2008
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Presenter: Nico Singh
Abstract: Presented by Nico Singh at Metering Central America & Caribbean 2008

Saving energy with AMI and distribution automation systems

Conference: Metering Central America & Caribbean 2008
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Presenter: Fabio Dominguez
Abstract: Presented by Fabio Dominguez at Metering Central America & Caribbean 2008

Utilities in Latin America are facing big challenges to support the electricity demand their economies need to grow.  The availability of energy sources, the cost of new generation plants and the time that takes to get them in service are making some utilities to consider using SmartGrid technologies such as AMI as an effective solutions to solve this critical problem. 

Sustainable supply for customers without fixed incomes

Conference: Metering Central America & Caribbean 2008
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Presenter: Claudio Damiano
Abstract: Presented by Claudio Damiano at Metering Central America & Caribbean 2008

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