Counter Reading Analysis within the Scope of Distribution Automation; Since Electricity Distribution automation is a very broad topic in content, we will only try to study the meter reading section in this section of our article.
The electricity, water and gas distribution business is not similar to other commercial activities as a structure, although measurements are usually made before or at the time of sale in other commercial activities, in these three sectors, although the customer has been in service for the billing period (30 days in general), the measurement is made shortly before invoicing (except for prepaim meters).
If it is necessary to collect the consumption measurements required for invoicing from customer counters in the field, it is seen that when the number of customers served and the geographic area of the service are taken into account, it is seen that it requires intensive labor and time consumption.
In addition to creating an important expense item on the one hand, this workforce and time consumption does not benefit the business in the as soon as sales turn into cash.
Instead of making a real-time measurement as long as it is continued with traditional methods, measurement values from past time can be accessed, whereas with meter automation it is possible to get instant consumption, energy and meter information.
With the rapid development of IT technologies in our time, applications have started to be started in this regard.
In addition, epdk published in the Official Gazette no. 27901 and date of 10.04.2011
Counter Read Analysis within the Scope of Deployment Automation
"PROCEDURES AND PRINCIPLES FOR THE SCOPE OF AUTOMATIC METER READING SYSTEMS AND THEIZATION OF METER VALUES" regulation
Article 4 states clearly which customer groups and customers under which consumption limits will be included in the system and the application will begin in 2012 under the heading "Counters to be included in the scope of Osos".
So the real problem is where to start, how to start, how to create data content, and how to secure data.
According to epdk's regulations, creating a Remote Terminal Unit, RTU (Far End Units) solution that can adapt with at least six different counter brands, half of which are domestic, in this context, detailed analysis of both software and communication is required. otherwise, big problems are inevitable when you start to integrated the system in the future.
In addition, the system to be installed should not only be planned for customer service, but should meet the needs of the units by making the data obtained from the system available to management, customer service, business and facility units.
Security should be prioritized when designing the system, and both data and hardware security should be monitored continuously.
For the equipment to be proposed or used, the minimum specifications specified in the EPDK regulation should also be taken into account.
With this regulation, epdk has also set minimum requirements for all four communication (GSM/GPRS, PSTN, PLC and RF) models.
METER AUTOMATION SWOT ANALYSIS
|Strengths . Read the counter before you go to the location of the counter. it is possible to do so. . Need a counter arrow command from a center consumption data automatically. can be saved to the system. .It is possible to access real-time data. .Sayaca from physical interventions remotely instantly you can be notified .You can see the historical information of the counter .You get rid of labor costs. .You can make demand forecasting easier. .Counter read errors are eliminated. .Collection accelerates due to reading speed, .Cash flow planning is made healthier. Saving time. .Irrigation and reading problem of seasonal subscribers will not remain. .Companies can clearly learn the number of subscribers- cek. .Counter connection errors can be seen automatically. Know.||Weaknesses .If there is a power outage at the point where the meter is located You can't process it. .Old buildings may need to be remodeled. .When replacing electromeatic meters of the system. .The cost of the first facility is high. .Setup time for all counters in the region is long it may take time. .|
|Opportunities .Electronic meter production has improved a lot. .Communication technologies become suitable for business development Came.||Threats .If adequate security measures are not taken, There could be infiltration. -Counter manufacturers, unauthorized persons from outside Guarantee that you can't interfere with counters should be ensured.|