aSAY Energy Solutions; With the privatisation of Electricity Distribution Companies, companies that buy businesses are expected to manage the operation more efficiently. The electrical infrastructure we use today was designed 125 years ago. Network technology must be renewed to avoid feeling power deficiencies, not to be left in the dark, to increase reliability and efficiency. The network should be modern, up-to-date and intelligent. In this statement, the current AG business; I will give examples of applications in the world and try to inform you about how to make it more profitable and customer oriented.
The fact that electricity distribution companies want to dominate both legal obligation and architecture has made the establishment of Smart Energy Networks inevitable.
Asay Energy Solutions – ECHELON
We, as a business partner of Echelon (Eşelon) in Turkey, offer applied local solutions to companies that have completed their privatization. Although Echelon is a company of American origin, it is one of the largest companies in Europe with the AMI (AMI-Advanced Metering Infrastructure) Advanced Metering Infrastructure application; Application experience in this field is one of the highest companies.
Beyond just reading remotely, our company will allow the luxury of producing many value-added services with double-sided communication infrastructure (AMI). The difference between AMI and AMR is that it can only be read.
Asay Energy Solutions – Remote Meter Reading
The benefit of remote meter reading to the distribution company is that the counter is read without sending staff. The cost for this job is; In addition to the GSM card and tax, it costs around 400-500 TL with the modem (excluding the central software fee).
In addition, electricity meters are located in the basement parts of houses and apartments, so there are even ruptures in proportion to the shooting quality of the GSM network, and modems that are installed on the counters frequently fail.
While remote reading is attractive when looking at it, the implementation of such methods in the entire network, data security and uninterrupted communication with such methods is a serious problem.
In order to continue the successful growth curve that our developing country has captured in recent years, it needs cheap electricity without interruption and competition.
The balance between supply and demand is at the lowest possible level, the money paid to natural gas and petroleum products that we receive from outside as a country remains in our pockets, will also reduce the current account deficit. The important issue here is the management of demand. Our institutions have been doing the necessary work on demand estimation for many years and have not reached the right conclusion.
Today, we should be able to automatically receive demand information from consumers on an hourly period without predicting it. Resources will be used much more efficiently as this will give us more controlled production and more planned purchase. In this way, uninterrupted and cheap supply will be provided at the price of electricity.
Asay Energy Solutions – IoT
The topics mentioned above started to operate years ago by establishing systems for these issues by the Scandinavian countries and some states of the United States.
The feature of the system is based on the fact that the network can be smart, which requires replacing existing meters with smart meters. I feel like I'm going to hear your objections to this. Why aren't existing counters available?
I will try to evaluate our own situation by .b about the characteristics of electricity consumers, meters in Denmark, Germany, Italy and other countries.Take, for example, the services of Seas NVE from Denmark, EnergiMIDT and HAßFURT from Germany and Duke Energy from the USA.
Danish electricity companies had zero reading costs on remote reading before moving to meter automation for the reading process. Letters sent to customers every three months are read by writing the last index on the counters and then mailing them back, and the rate of casualties and leaks in the country was below 5%. Denmark is the country with the most wind energy at 20%.
With solar panels on the roofs of houses and wind turbines in various locations, they meet some of their needs from renewable energy and can sell more to the grid with the use of Smart Meters. The electricity bills of some houses come as creditors, rather than debtor.
Combi houses in Germany are used for both heating and electricity generation. The electricity distribution company can buy electricity from its customers by activating the combi company it wants through the Smart Meter. Customers can use the they can take savings measures by seeing their annual, monthly or daily consumption on the company's website or from digital screens in homes.
Before we went to these countries (the networks where we went to do training and on-site inspection), we went with the pre-judgment that the electricity networks of Germany and Denmark were in much better shape than our network. However, we have seen that since these countries started industrialization long before us, their infrastructure has remained even older than ours in general; overhead lines and out-of-date electrical equipment were still running in the system. The German government has decided to end its nuclear energy investments in recent years and instead support renewable energy sources for the continuity of energy. As a result of this decision, it also provides support to some of the solar panels that German families buy in their homes (with the intention of purchasing electricity).
Electricity Subscribers in Our Country
There are 35 million electricity subscribers in our country and the problems experienced in our networks are:
1.Missing and Fugitive, how much of the amount is missing, how much is unknown on the run.
2.Fugitives are charged to the subscriber who pays the bill properly.
3.The total load and capacity of the transformers is unknown.
4.The total burden of free consumers as required by the agreement is unknown.
In an intention to solve these problems; thanks to the technology we have used; Data Collector (DC) to be put in the transformer and the Echelon Meters at the ends, electricity meters will be contacted, the information received from the counters to dc meters can be obtained information about more than 200 electricity. The meters will also serve as an energy analyzer, and the returns of the Smart Meter and Smart Transformer are as follows:
1.The fact that gas-water meters, which can be connected to your meter, provide infrastructure to different distribution companies through the same network and allow them to be positioned. (Resource planning, which has caused many distribution companies a lot of headaches with our solution; detecting leaks, counter sabotage, remote reading, as well as remote disconnect and connect (with or without power), provided top-up services.
2. Demand Response can be taken instantly from the consumer and forwarded first to the distribution company and then to the production company, thereby reducing CO2 emissions in accordance with the Kyoto protocol.
3.Preparing suitable infrastructures for electric vehicles that will soon come into our lives (With the current structure, electric vehicles are a very serious problem for networks. It is inevitable that distribution companies will intelligentize the necessary infrastructure and automation structure to manage this problem.).
4.For a more reliable and stable network, obtain as much information as possible from the AG where consumption occurs; instant reporting and remote management of this information. (If you learn about a power outage in a neighborhood through phone calls made by users, it's very difficult to talk about grid management or stability.)
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5. With the Smart Network we have established, the loss and the fugitive are separated, the detection of leaks, how many leaks are detected along which line and the geographical information systems to provide point access to replace the fugitive.(In some regions in Turkey, the rate of loss and leakage is 60%-70%, while in some regions it is at 6- 7%. In areas with high rate of casualties and leaks, this issue poses a very serious problem and requires rapid measures.)
6. Starting from the counter to the transformer, transformer to servers in the electricity distribution company, communication network services infrastructure, our company can be installed.
7.Payment System, Customer Relationship Management, Geographic Information Systems, Support for Call Center installation services (With this technology;
8. In the coming years; our meter is sufficient and featured in connection with the controlled delivery of electricity from solar panels and ruzgar energy to roofs (if the grid does not need this electricity, this electricity is cut off by the distribution company).
9.The detection of magnetic or physical interventions exposed by the meters is one of the important issues and the counter retains this information in its own right, even though the meter is disconnected.
10.The counters can also be used as prepapayment without a card (credits can be taken as if they were top-ups from the mobile phone).
11.As customers choose a mobile phone tariff, it is able to set tariffs according to their usage hours and consumption.
Smart Meter Automation
With our solutions (GIS) By integrating geographic information systems, you will be able to see all kinds of counters, transformers and street lighting instantaneously through Google Maps and direct your teams by spot-detecting the faulty location. This will return to companies as operational speed, low cost and customer satisfaction. As a distribution company, you will be able to read your counters and information on your transformers with a 99.7% accurate reading percentage, which we are very ass claimive, and you will be able to transmit the information to your centers with safety at the security level used by banks.
At Asay Energy, we provide infrastructure consultancy and technology supplier services on Smart Networks. The Echelon technology we are using is used by over 80 million meters worldwide, which has made Echelon a leading company in the smart grid. Frost & Sullivan's survey in Europe in August 2011 found that we are leading the Smart Meter market with 81%.