Smart grid partnership between Kamstrup and Powel


Skanderborg, Denmark and Trondheim, Norway — (METERING.COM) — August 16, 2012 – Kamstrup A/S and Powel AS have announced a partnership that will enable utilities that are using both the Powel ELIN system and Kamstrup’s advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) to base the integration between the two systems on a standard adaptor.

The combined solution will give utilities an efficient meter-to-cash machine and at the same time be a solid foundation on which utilities can build and realize their smart grid vision.

Powel ELIN is a vendor independent system that collects and manages consumption data, alarms and events from virtually any utility meter or submeter using open protocols. Kamstrup’s AMI consists of an open, interoperable head-end system, a high performance scalable and future-proof wireless communication infrastructure and smart meters for electricity, heat, cooling, water and gas.

“For a number of years, we have integrated Powel ELIN with Kamstrup smart meters via meter and communication specific adaptors. It is time to move to state-of-the-art integration as both solutions are interoperable and can easily communicate with each other via web services,” commented Lars Lindström, product manager at Powel.

“Powel is delivering business critical software and associated services specially designed for energy and technical infrastructure companies,” added Lars Bo Kristensen, division director at Kamstrup. “We are looking forward to do business together both in the Nordics and in emerging markets in Europe and in the Middle East.”

The adaptor will be available in a “basic version” supporting the meter-to-cash process via integration between Powel ELIN and Kamstrup’s head-end, Kamstrup UtiliDriver®, and in an “extended version” which adds integration with smart grid, distribution management systems, SCADA, etc. The “extended version” will take advantage of the push alarm functionality in Kamstrup’s smart meters and UtiliKeeper® used for monitoring and control of secondary substations.

The basic version of the adaptor is scheduled for release in Q4 2012 and the extended version in Q1 2013.