Smart Metering as a Service

Situation

Rolling out smart meters and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is typically very costly, particularly for smaller utilities or grid operators. To benefit from economies of scale, utilities often engage with a service provider to deliver the smart metering service on their behalf. ​ Such a service provider then needs to integrate to the utilities’ core systems and build up the metering specific IT infrastructure themselves. This enables them to handle data collection, validation, estimation and storage of meter data, synchronization of asset information across all utilities’ systems and transfer of billing relevant data according to the specific metering regulations.​

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Solution

By using Utilihive as the integration platform with prebuilt data connectors and data flows any metering service provider can get a significant head-start for establishing its platform. Instead of spending a lot of time and money to design a large system integration project themselves, Utilihive comes with all the typical integration challenges pre-solved for metering service operators.​ Pre-built Utilihive Data Flows support the meter-to-cash process, commissioning and provisioning of meters, meter asset synchronization and integration to national data hubs. In addition, the handling of event and alarms from the meters can be filtered and transferred to a distribution management system at the utility.​

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Benefits

All integrations between the DSOs will be up and running within weeks, bringing immediate value to the service provider’s DSO customers. ​ Utilihive’s lightweight, scalable integration platform allows each DSO to operate independently while maintaining the benefits of the collaboration. This paves the way for the DSOs to adopt a lean start-up mindset, quickly introducing new products and services.​

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