Metercloud is an integration service for smart metering, smart grid and smart city applications.
Metercloud integration services
Metercloud integration services will provide ready-to-use integration solutions and configurable business integration processes for smart metering and smart grids. With traditional middleware platforms, utilities would have to invest in developing their own integration solutions from scratch. Configurable Metercloud services support core usage scenarios like smart meter rollout, smart meter 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.
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.
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.
Ghostwriter simulation service
Utilities are currently undergoing a major transformation towards becoming digital utilities. They acquire new and innovative IT systems to store and utilize smart meter readings and smart grid data. During this transformation, utilities will have to verify all system integrations, the meter to cash value chain and handling of events and alarms. Ghostwriter simulates smart meters and head end systems before the rollout of the smart meters. This allows utilities to make sure that all business applications are running properly before they start deploying their smart meters. Utilities can also simulate how future scenarios with a high degree of electric vehicles will impact their grid.
Generate test data
Do you need a set of metering points for running tests in your region? Choose between importing existing structure data for your metering points or generate a brand new set of metering points for test purposes.
System integration testing
Use Ghostwriter to simulate data output from your Head End System and test all required system integrations for business applications like MDM, NIS, CIS and DMS.
Value chain readiness analysis
Are all your business applications ready to act on the information from your smart meters? Use Ghostwriter to perform a full readiness analysis for your business applications.
Meter to cash verification
Verify your meter to cash value chain with Ghostwriter simulations. Test and optimize your VEE processes by introducing various error scenarios in your simulated meter readings.
Will your infrastructure and business applications scale during a smart meter rollout? Adjust the number of simulated smart meters for performance testing. Excellent tool for site acceptance testing of business applications.
Event and alarm handling
Configure scenarios with earth faults and outages in given areas when running Ghostwriter simulations. Introduce a massive outage in the simulation and test your utility´s outage management system.