We had a short interview with EnerjiSA about Smart Grids.
What Do You Know About Smart Grids?
Which Sections of Smart Grids Are You Interested In?
World developments about smart grids are followed by us soon. However, we observe that standard definition, terminology and a common understanding of Smart Grid are not yet clear.
Each country’s priorities in establishing a smart grid are different. For example, in one country, smart grids focus on demand control and management infrastructure to meet peak energy demand in another country; In order to utilize the energies of electric vehicles with dispersed production facilities, the related modules of smart grids are emphasized.
If Turkey is not yet at an early stage so primitive it. At this stage, we think that automation and asset management will be handled and this phase can take 1 to 3 years. After this stage, integration and maturation stages will be started and end users will feel the benefits of these systems more during the maturation stage.
EnerjiSA Scada System
Enerjisa Başkent Electric Distribution Inc. As (Enerjisa Başkent), first of all, to make our High Voltage Electricity network monitor and control; We focus on the SCADA system and Distribution Management Systems to manage it. While making these investments, our main target is to increase supply continuity and quality.
With the effective use of Distribution Management Systems, for future investments; We aim to minimize the losses of the system and the analysis that will guide.
However, the most important element of smart networks is the call center established in companies; It is the integration of geographic information systems, customer relationship systems and SCADA systems. These systems must operate in an integrated structure in order to realize both operation and investment processes with the highest efficiency.
In order to reach the Enerjisa Başkent smartly and efficiently by USTDA (USA Trade Development Agency); Grants were awarded in October on how these possible integration scenarios should be.
With this grant, our Company’s investment plans will be prepared by creating a long-term road map on how and how different IT infrastructures should be integrated.
About Future and Applicability of the Smart Grid in Turkey Feedback What?
As I mentioned above, I think that every country and every company’s priority of investing SCADA is one of the most important investments in Turkey, although they are different to the smart grid must be carried out.
However, SCADA investment is only one of the first and important steps on the road to smart grid, and the integration of the systems is an aspect that should not be overlooked in any way. In order to integrate the systems, attention should be paid to ensure that every invested system has this integration capability.
Can you talk about your EnerjiSA Company’s Investment Plan for Smart Grids?
The SCADA and DMS system investment, which will include Ankara, Kırıkkale, Çankırı, Kastamonu, Zonguldak, Bartın and Karabük provinces in the capital region and will include low voltage distribution transformers selected in accordance with consumption volumes and access difficulty criteria in all high-voltage networks, will start in 2012. .
Our preparatory process continues for the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Project, which is also one of the smart grid investments, where the distribution companies keep their inventory and provide information to their business processes. When Turkey and collecting information for each company in the world and the most important thought to encounter problems such as the current retention difficulties, we first analyze our business processes from the first day of the GIS system up to date and institutional We revise our processes to be available at all levels.
Because, in GIS projects, it is very important how you keep the information in the GIS system updated and; what you do with this information rather than the program used for GIS. With this awareness, we aim to reset the inefficiency costs that may occur in the future; by giving more importance to the preparation process.
We aim to collect our inventory data as fully as possible until 2015 for institutional dissemination of our GIS system; and to complete the necessary investments as stages until 2015 to use the GIS system efficiently in our business processes.
With our Automatic Meter Reading System investment, we will take the necessary information to control and manage our network as well as the classical meter data from the meters that are read remotely in parallel with the speed of our SCADA / DMS investment, and integrate them with the SCADA / DMS system.
Lastly You Want To Add?
As Enerjisa Başkent, we support workshops and conferences on Smart Grid. Thanks to these networks, efficiency in electricity, reducing costs, efficient management of the network and increasing data security are in question. However, these systems are at the initial stage in Turkey.
Smart grid investments are long-term and need to be in a more mature phase; in order for end users to understand the benefits of this system. We believe that the concepts used to achieve the desired success of these investments should be defined very well; the necessary infrastructure should be prepared; the regulation should be made clearer and the players in this sector should remain agreed in the specified standards and definitions.
Murat Pınar, Distribution Operations Director / Şahin Yıldıran, R&D Manager
Company Information: Enerjisa Başkent Electricity Distribution Company