Ilmenau, Germany — (METERING.COM) — September 15, 2011 – RheinEnergie has selected smart metering and home control solutions developer Cuculus GmbH to supply its ZONOS platform to support its rollout of 30,000 meters in Germany.
RheinEnergie has used the Cuculus ZONOS platform since 2009 when the system was first deployed for a smart metering pilot with 3,000 meters. The platform was used in pilots undertaken with employees and customers designed to identify the best way to present smart metering data in the home. ZONOS was applied to manage the smart metering technology infrastructure measuring electricity, gas and water consumption. The pilots were also used to review various infrastructure related technologies.
RheinEnergie will use the ZONOS platform in conjunction with SAP’s IS-U EHP5 Interface for Smart Metering (MDUS). The required processes have been analyzed and used to realize the data model and storage concept. This made it possible to implement functionality and adapt various components to provide an integrated seamless solution. The smart metering solution enables installation and problem resolution processes, regular and on-demand meter reads as well as the exchange of system messages, alarms and statistics to the connected systems.
“Smart metering is complex and will lead us to explore new frontiers,” commented Wolfram Bennerscheidt of Rheinenergie. “We are pleased that in this project we can continue to benefit from Cuculus’ flexibility and focus on finding solutions.”
RheinEnergie’s 30,000 meter deployment is one of the largest rollouts of smart meters in Germany.