Privatization of Electricity Distribution Companies
On the one hand, the privatization of the electricity distribution company, on the other hand, innovation came up with the developing technological conditions of the day. Maybe it's just technologically occupying our agenda with technology companies setting the agenda. It's an organization that's in accordance with today's conditions, and the change that depends on it is not being considered together.
However, the issue to be considered should be innovation within the whole organization; Although their names have changed slightly, today's private distribution companies maintain the traditional Municipal Electricity Distribution unit and the Tedas structure approximately. The question is, should companies maintain the current situation or innovate?The question is to be able to decide if change is needed; if there is a consensus that the need for change or the performance of the current situation is inadequate, then innovation efforts should be accelerated.
Market Shares of Electricity Distribution Companies
The market share of electricity distribution companies is limited to the geographically-edsied mandates specified in their licenses.
The only thing they can do about increasing their market share within these limits is to increase their market share; to keep consumers who have obtained the right to free consumers in the distribution area where they have obtained their license in their customer portfolios.
Other than that, there is not much practice that companies can do to increase consumption. Factors affecting the amount of consumption, the overall economic situation in the current time in the World and the Country; it is directly related to investment incentives related to the development of the task zone and the potential for development of the task zone.
Then they have limited opportunities to increase their market share to companies; there are not many alternatives other than efficiency to maintain or increase profits, and innovation has been inevitable for efficiency.
Electricity distribution in customer service from 1984 to today;
- Since some of the work done with a pen and paper is done in a computer environment, (at the time, the most luxurious technology was electronic calculators)
- Instead of electromeatic meters, the use of electronic meters,
- Starting the use of gprs hand terminal instead of pen and paper in meter reading,
- Collection of regulated invoices in checkeres, online and offline collection
progress has been made.
If we look at where the technology is coming from today; As IT, it was almost impossible to imagine many of the ordinary technology in our daily lives in those days. When we compare the opportunities we have today and our improvements within the facilities, it is clear that we are not able to evaluate the opportunities that technology offers us efficiently.
Electricity Distribution From Yesterday to Today…
Apart from the possibilities we have only as technology, today we are in very good shape as a thought compared to before, we used to be able to make all kinds of payments through the internet while waiting for hours in the bank queue to transfer money from an account to an account, even when we are sitting at our desk today or traveling. (including electricity bill payments)
However, given the development of technology in this process, it would be wrong to say that too much has been done in innovation.
When we look at it today, all kinds of broadband communications, software, hardware are so advanced and other sectors benefit from the possibilities of this technology, only the electricity distribution sector has lagging behind the conjunctivitis, so profitability has eroded.
Electricity distribution due to the change in structural and service diversity in customer service, redefining task definitions; the process up to the workflow structure should be reconsidered, and an in-house self-control should be provided during these operations. Otherwise, the confusion will continue, at which stages the work will be completed in which unit as much as the relevant section, and on what procedures and principles, how it will be transferred should be determined.
This process is actually an organization innovation, taking advantage of the opportunities offered by technology to make strategic innovation possible, even compulsory.
Job Descriptions in Electricity Distribution Services
Today, when job descriptions and processes are examined in electricity distribution services, it will be seen that innovation opportunities atir are born in dozens of departments. Whether it is plumbing inspection/temporary acceptance, meter reading, Accrual Collection transactions, there are opportunities for change that can be done at any point where the service is available and which will positively affect the company's operating profits.
In simpler ways, leakage/loss can be controlled, collection rates can be increased higher, the company's activities must be digitized in order to make all these changes. It is not possible to scale the services produced without digitization of company activity data.
Kiosks and contactless payment points can be established in various parts of the cities and collection rates can be charged by means of credit card. In this way, companies can open fewer collection offices and keep both office and labor costs to a minimum.
At this stage, detailed analyses should be made in order to make decisions that directly affect the efficiency and profitability of the company, there should be no innovation in order to innovate, first the need for change of the company should be determined, where it is disrupted and where change is necessary, solutions should be brought.
To do this, it is necessary to examine job descriptions within the framework of standards according to law, statute, regulation and implementation instructions, review workflows according to these job descriptions, produce or update the forms required.
Marmara Municipalities Association
16. In March 2012, a new generation meter reading symposium was organized by Marmara Municipalities Association with the participation of participants operating in the electricity, water and natural gas sector.
The general approach in this regard has been very nice in terms of inter-institution coordination, but the sector closest to this type of remote meter reading business is electricity distribution firms (due to the use of remote reading meters that are actively being used in their customers). Inter-corporate sharing of all the different data obtained using a single network may be possible.
Although the overall approach is correct, the data needs and structure of the institutions from their counters vary. Among them are the electricity meters that are most complex than others, (7 separate data are needed mainly in invoice accrual from electricity meters.) so detailed operation should also be carried out taking into account the data to be taken from the meters while the remote meter reading infrastructure is being carried out and the number of different model meters to be used in the application (according to the EPDK communiqué, at least six different brand meters, half of which are domestic, are envisaged.
In addition to these, electricity meters as a function due to the ability to turn on/cut due to the structure of others are different.
Subscriber Address System
In addition, the integration of the subscriber address system and geographic information system is an innovation, with the implementation of this work in electricity distribution companies, potential subscribers will be more specific during the project phase, as a result of these scans, users who use electricity without contracting (illegal/irregular) users can be identified more quickly, especially with this structure, the possibility to have more detailed information about the load situations on the transformer and network.
Even the production of the plumbing numbers of customers in the Igdas subscriber structure consists of numbers that make sense in terms of location, while in the Tedas structure there is a numbering structure that does not make sense as a geographical site and follows one another on a regular terms. The installation numbering structure in the Igdas subscriber structure is a useful model in many respects.
The hierarchical address structure used by Igdas as an address structure layer constitutes an advantageous structure for the business.
Although electricity distribution is similar to the potential problems in customer service and is known, it should be examined according to the provincial situation within each distribution zone or even distribution zone, and change should be considered for solving problems and increasing productivity.
Last Word: "Everything is a change in nature, but an eternity lies behind every change". Goethe