Before giving the example of Vangolu Electricity Distribution Company (VEDAS); In a speech at the opening of ICSG Istanbul 2016, Deputy Minister of Energy Mr. Ali Riza Alaboyun summed up the issue with a very clear and brief statement; saying that the mean name of smart grid management is “managing money, space and time very well”.
In recent years, we have been constantly on our agenda; Smart grids, smart meters, smartphones, smart cities, smart buildings and smart television, etc. affect our daily lives, such as the name of many of the system’s smart agenda is busy.
So, which products are according to whom and how smart are the devices?
Of course, the smartness of the devices can be measured by being able to meet people’s expectations.
This is a process that is completely linked directly to time and other technologies, limited to people’s imagination.
In comparison with the first generation of smart meters and today’s smart meters. It is observed that today’s electricity meters collect and store almost as much information as an energy analyzer; as well as tactical operations such as remote access, opening/cutting operations, as well as continuing their development within the framework of needs with functions such as remote communication with meters.
Vangolu Electricity Distribution Company (VEDAS)
Vangolu Edas (VEDAS), one of the three most troubled regions in terms of loss/leakage rates from twenty-one Electricity Distribution regions; in order to interfere with the use of illegal electricity within the scope of the congress, a consumer in Van from Istanbul cut off electricity by remote control and intervention method,
According to the information provided by VEDAS General Coordinator Osman AKYOL during his presentation; 65 percent of the loss leakage rate in the pre-project regions decreased to 15 percent with the implementation of the project, smart grid management plc technology was stated to use.
If there is no error in this data and the finalized proportions, this point is a huge success.
As a result of this success story; all consumers will benefit from this success by reflecting the falling rates of lost leakage on tariffs.
Although not all forms of illegal use can be remotely monitored and identified as a place of use; With smart grid applications, target detection can be made up to the transformer area.
In addition to system installation and operation, system installation has been won with the support of consumers and local governments in the region; It is also a success that this trust has been transformed into support in the installation of the system and that the system has been implemented despite years of habits.
EPDK Board Decision
In order to support business models suitable for new technologies on legal grounds,
31 December 2005 date and numbered 26040 published in the Official Gazette article 1 (A) (a) of epdk board decision no. 622 in paragraph 1 of the “control made in place of use” statement in accordance with the new conditions to be organized up-to-date is a need to strengthen the hand of distribution companies.
Having intelligent equipment alone doesn’t make sense. The important thing is to get results by managing the intelligent equipment and organization with reason.
This success has shown that it is also possible to achieve success in difficult circumstances with an appropriate strategy.