The future of digital utilities

Utilities will play a vital role for smart cities. Smart metering will enable digital utilities to support new consumption profiles and emerging market models. Smart utilization of data is crucial for supporting clean and economic cities. Greenbird support utilities during the transformation towards becoming digital utilities.

New power consumption profiles

Wide adoption of electric vehicles calls for new approaches for balancing load on grids. Consumers with solar cells on their rooftops change the way we think of power supply today.

Power supplier centric models

New regulations call for power centric supplier models where the power supplier is billing grid and power usage. National datahubs contribute to single invoicing and increased competition in the energy market.

Smart metering enabling innovation

Deployment of smart meters is a crucial enabler for the digital utility. Access to a vast amount of data from the grid is the foundation for innovation and intelligent grid operation.

Introducing smart cities

In smart cities, energy, water and transportation are managed in concert to support a clean and economic city for living, work and play. Innovative utilization of data is crucial for enabling cities of tomorrow.

Enabling the digital utility with Metercloud.io

The choice of integration solution will be crucial for enabling the digital utility. The move away from legacy systems into best of breed components calls for new approaches for handling vast amounts of smart metering data. Traditional middleware platforms provide a technical infrastructure that is used to realize customized integration solutions. Metercloud adds direct business value with its configurable and flexible big data integration applications for smart metering, smart grid, smart cities and the IoT. Integrations delivered as a service makes it easy for utilities to overcome integration challenges.

Interoperability

Secure investments in core business applications such as MDM, DMS, WMS, NIS or CIS with Greenbird’s wide experience on connectors ensuring interoperability between business applications.

Lower risk

Metercloud will lower project and integration risks with configurable integration applications and leading insight into smart metering challenges.

Delivered as a Service

Buy Metercloud as Orchestration as a Service (OaaS) and simplify application operations and application management for smart grid integration solutions.

Rapid integration

Reduce time to realize business value with configurable application connectors and integration applications delivered as a service. Faster time to market for implementation.

Lower upfront investments

Utilities will lower their upfront investments for custom integration solutions with configurable integration services for smart metering and smart grid.

Big data integrations for smart metering, smart grid, smart city and industrial IoT.

Metercloud.io

Metercloud.io provides ready-to-use big data integration applications and configurable business integration processes for smart metering, smart grid, smart cities and the industrial IoT. With traditional middleware platforms, utilities would have to invest in developing their own integration solutions from scratch. Configurable Metercloud.io applications support core usage scenarios like smart meter rollout, smart meter operations, smart grid operations and market operations.

Data Hub Operations

This service enables DSOs to report daily smart meter readings to national data hubs. It also supports market operations like start of power supply, customers moving in and out and master data updates.

Smart Meter Operations

Service supporting day-to-day operation of smart meters. Includes support for orchestration of service requests, alarms and events received from the Meter Data Management system.

Smart Grid Operations

This service enables processes like grid planning, operations and maintenance. All events and readings from both smart meters and smart grids will be stored in a data warehouse.

Smart Utility Operations

Integration service supporting a fully automated and digital utility. Includes full synchronization for workorders, logistics and resources. Connectors for ERP systems ensure seamless operations.

Market Operations

Integration service supporting core market operations like customers moving in and out, start of supply, end of supply and master data updates. Includes support for integration towards national data hubs.

Settlement Operations

Service supporting settlement operations at power suppliers. Includes support for reconciliation processes and integration towards national data hubs for supporting single invoicing for grid usage and power usage.

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