Smart Meter and Smart Grid; increase the cost of investing in smart grids is going to cause end-user electricity subscribers to consume higher-priced electricity! After the European Utility Week meeting held in Vienna the previous week, Mr. Yasar ASLAN, member of the Board of Directors of ELDER (Association of Electrical Distributors);
No field personnel will be employed for opening/cutting operations with the use of smart grid and smart meters; leakage/loss rates will be reduced, consumers can control their consumption as well as the advantages mentioned.
“Approximately 35 million electricity meters and 12 million natural gas meters are used in Turkey; indicating that 12 million gas meters to replace smart meters 1.8 billion Euros, close to 35 million electricity meters to change; that it should bear a cost of about 4 billion Euros, that the cost per subscriber in Natural Gas is 150 euros, and that it costs 100-120 euros in electricity usage,
According to natural gas legislation; whichever consumer wants to use this system, the consumer, electricity, the cost of the transition to the smart number of consumers will be reflected.
However, in Paragraph 7 of Article 9 of the Electricity Market Act 6446, published in the Official Gazette no. 28603 and on 30 March 2013; “The distribution company is the property of the meters established for electrical energy measurements of the users of the distribution system. As of the date of the introduction of this Law, the counters, which are the property of existing users, are inherited from the users at a trail price in exchange for operating and maintenance services. The procedures and principles for implementation are regulated by the regulation issued by the Institution.” Besides the provision;
On September 20, 2015, EPDK President Mr. Mustafa Yilmaz, who gave his views in a written statement from the EPDK,
Smart Meter and Smart Grid Invionce
Ownership of the Electrical Meter
“As of March 30, 2013, although ownership of electricity meters was passed on to distribution companies; some distribution companies continued to charge fees. Following epdk’s decision on the subject, distribution companies began to refund counter costs to subscribers,
And to this day, 9 distribution companies returned a total of 4.761.000.Tl to 169,812 subscribers; approximately 28,000 subscribers were found not to receive their refund money, a total of 466,299.- TL will be returned to the 28,000 subscribers in question,” he said.
On May 8, 2014 and in paragraph 4 (t) of the Electricity Market Consumer Services Regulation published in the Official Gazette no. 28994, the OSOS system will be established by legal entities with TEIAs and distribution licenses,
Meter Data Sharing
In the following years, using these smart networks established by electricity distribution companies; natural gas and drinking water network operators who will share data, smart network owner electricity distribution company will benefit from this service by paying the price,
Because the consumer will pay the price of the Smart Grid facility; consumers are the main owners of the smart grid. In this case, it is not commercially possible for the electricity distribution company to make revenue from natural gas and drinking water mains enterprises in case there are no investment costs.
OSOS installations will be established with the registration of electricity distribution companies in the investment program is repeatedly expressed by EPDK; While it is an indication that OSOS and Smart meter facilities are an investment service,
Since the investment expenditures of distribution companies are taken back from the Public through tariffs;
Under the current legal situation; it is impossible for the consumer to contribute any materially to electricity meters and smart grid plant.
Elder Board member Mr. Yasar ASLAN’s statement in this direction; If there is no misreaour or misunderstanding, could there be an effort to create a forward-looking public opinion to bill the consumer for smart grid and smart meter costs?