Siemens Smart Grid Division has put a smart metering solution into operation at Turkish utility Enerjisa Baskent EDAS. The Siemens technology not only provides the energy supplier with flexible, efficient and customer-oriented grid control, but enables it to meet new regulatory requirements. Enerjisa Baskent EDAS, which supplies electrical power to more than three million people in the region around the capital Ankara, placed an order with Siemens in 2012 to install the smart metering technology.
Smart metering provides energy suppliers with more accurate power consumption data than has been available until now, plus additional data over and above the actual power consumption measurement. This increased volume of data now has to be processed efficiently across the entire company. In the Siemens solution in Turkey, this function is performed by the EnergyIP meter data management system. This system has already proved its viability in use in more than 40 international smart metering projects for reading out and further processing of data from some 30 million metering points.
An important aspect of the project was the integration of the existing metering infrastructure, with more than 20,000 meters from local manufacturers, in the smart metering system. To ensure standardized business processes, the smart metering system was also integrated in the power supplier’s SAP accounting system via a standardized interface. The Siemens EnergyIP Analytics Foundation data analysis tool was also implemented. This tool converts AMI data (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) into analyses and reports that can be used anywhere within the entire company.
Energy-efficient, eco-friendly solutions for setting up intelligent power supply networks (Smart Grids) are is part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2012, revenue from the Portfolio totaled about 33 billion euros, making Siemens one of the world’s largest suppliers of eco-friendly technologies. In the same period, our products and solutions enabled customers to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by more than 330 million tons, an amount equal to the total annual CO2 emissions of Berlin, Delhi, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, New York, Singapore and Tokyo.