KiWi Power is a smart grid company that specialises in managing the demand side of energy consumption for large industrial and commercial consumers of electricity and for government regulators. The technical term for what we do is called Demand Response.We provide an alternative to polluting and expensive peaking power.
To enable effective participation in KiWi Power's Demand Response programme we must be able to monitor energy usage and turndown during a Demand Response event. To do this we install compliant smart metering at each participating client site. This metering is the key to both energy demand side management and to improving UK grid reliability. Once a site is identified, KiWi works with each client to identify their metering requirements. We use various technologies depending on the characteristics of each client and each site. We also support the implementation of site load sub metering to identify key load characteristics by monitoring multiple assets. By enrolling in our Demand Response programme, our clients can benefit from otherwise costly sub-metering free of charge.
Our energy monitoring solutions provide accurate and reliable real time data back to our Clients, KiWi Power and the system operator. All of this data is available through the intuitive KiWi Power energy dashboard, allowing you to identify trends and opportunities to make energy savings, alterations or upgrades to items of plant.All metering installation and commissioning is managed and paid for by KiWi Power prior to declaring availability for Demand Response. Our metering infrastructure is installed without interruption to supply or disruption to site operations, and does not replace the main billing meter used by your supplier.
The insolar monitoring platform consists of the following two components:
The Solar Plant Subsystem includes the Main Substation Unit, Peripheral Substation Units and String Combiner Boxes.
Main Substation Unit – MSSU
The MSSU is the heart of the Solar Plant Subsystem, installed in the main substation. It is connected to a variety of equipment that measure, monitor and control any desired parameter to networked intelligent devices along with various sensors and actuators. In detail:
The MSSU is a modular system built around an embedded processor and various I/O units consisting of:
The Control Center is a centralized system that monitors and controls all solar plant subsystems. In the Control Center, the calculation of relevant key performance indicators for each plant, according to international standards, is performed
The monitoring solution from DECK is
web-based software that lets you see your
system data on computers and mobile devices. Each monitoring package includes a revenue-grade meter along with a gateway device to prepare data for the web. Data is pushed out through the local web network (or by a cellular modem for remote locations). Data goes first to DECK web servers, then it populates to your two web interfaces: the Dashboard and the Admin Panel. Here you will find a suite of powerful software tools to help manage your system, along with customizable “green PR” tools to promote your project and organization.
The Smart Grid concept delivers a new level of monitoring, analysis, control and communications capabilities to national electricity delivery systems. The results are maximizing system throughput while reducing energy consumption. Smart Grid enables utilities to regulate electricity delivery as efficiently and economically as possible. It also allows homeowners and businesses to use electricity economically. Homeowners and businesses benefit from the choice and flexibility to manage their electricity usage while minimizing costs. T-GridTM, Telematics Wireless's high performance solution for Smart Grid adds these monitoring, control, and communication capabilities to electricity utilities, optimizing the operations of the entire electrical grid for consistent, measurable results.Telematics Wireless's Smart Grid solution delivers: Full required functionality to facilitate communications between the various electricity components, including Smart Meters, utility control room management system and application units, such as electrical appliances and In-Home Display unitsThe integration of multi-disciplinary network infrastructure, hardware and software, assuring 2-way robust and secure communications
T-Grid AMI components includes T-Grid MCU - Meter Communication Unit
T-Grid DCU - Data Concentration Unit
T-Grid HeadEnd - a single Communication server
TritonAMI specializes in providing Smart Grid solutions and the analysis, funding, selection, procurement and installation of Smart Grid systems and Advanced Meter Infrastructures.
Electric, Water and Gas Utilities can all benefit from more precise management and control of their Utility Grid that consists of supply points into the system, a distribution system and end users. Understanding precisely how much electricity, water or gas is being generated or purchased, how it is distributed and what occurs in the distribution system and at end use points is becoming critical.
AMI systems are the window used to see into an Electric, Water or Gas grid and collect information at a rate that allows the owner of the Grid to evaluate the state of the grid at any given time. Advanced Metering Infrastructures (AMI) should include Smart Meters, SCADA and other Smart Grid components to help measure, monitor and control substation and distribution parameters.
The AMI system must funnel significant amounts of data from Home Area Networks (HAN), Smart Meters and other Smart Grid components to a variety of Intelligent Management and Control software. This software may include Meter Data Management (MDM) software, Customer Information Service (CIS) and Billing software, Outage Management Software (OMS) and Distribution Automation (DA) systems.
You can effectively utilize management tools such as MDM, CIS/Billing, OMS and DA systems only if the AMI systems provide accurate, reliable and secure data at sufficient intervals and quantities to support the level of management and control that you desire.
The design and installation of the AMI systems are, by far, the most costly and risky infrastructure improvement required to implement a Smart Grid. It would be much less costly to upgrade or replace supporting software systems, in the future, than HAN’s, Smart Meters, SCADA systems or other telecommunication hardware in the field.
TritonAMI has significant, real-world, experience in the analysis, funding, selection, procurement and installation of a wide variety of AMI systems. We have successfully performed the integration of data from the AMI systems into a wide variety of CIS/Billing systems across the country.
We have the experience to understand every facet of a Smart Grid system. We are product independent and we will recommend the best combination of field hardware and communication systems matched to your requirements and the capabilities of various, MDM, CIS, OMS and DA software systems you may consider.
The End-to-End Smart Grid Solution
The Smart Grid Suite by Siemens is designed to provide the energy industry’s movers and shakers with a complete range of products, solutions, and services. From the protection, automation, planning, control, monitoring, and diagnostics of grid infrastructures to products, turnkey solutions, and rail electrification systems – Siemens is the perfect partner for “all things energy”.
Integrated IT/OT Solutions
Smart Grid Software Solutions
Distributed grid solutions
Power quality and measurements
eMeter Energy IP
The industry’s leading integration platform for real-time Smart Grid data management applications. EnergyIP
Supports rapid integration with a variety of AMI smart metering, data collection and back office systems
Provides an open, standards-based real-time transaction processing framework for applications
Provides a highly scalable platform for growth and new Smart Grid application
eMeter Energy Engage™
A highly engaging consumer energy solution that provides consumers visibility regarding energy usage, cost and carbon footprint so they can make smart choices about energy consumption
eMETER Interval Billing™
Provides meter data management and processing services designed specifically to support all forms of consumer behavior-modifying rates and tariffs without costly changes in back office systems. Integrate to SAP, Oracle, Convergys, TailorMade or any other billing/CIS system.
Automates the meter-to-cash processes for interval and register reading environments
Provides real-time validation, estimating & editing (VEE)
Supports TOU, CPP and dynamic pricing
Next Generation Technologies for Planet & People
Features View detailed performance data from a fleet of PV installations down to the individual module.Streamline operations and easily monitor activations in process.Compare actual system performance data against modeled performance data.Remotely diagnose and resolve issues impacting system performance and easily determine whether an unplanned truck roll is necessary.Receive automatic emails of events affecting system performance. Or view maintenance issues on graphs or maps.Access performance data for PV module warranty claims.Access performance reports 24/7 with secure, backed-up online data storage.
Features With at-a-glance views of energy production and performance, system owners can see their system is performing as expected.Easily compare current performance against a previous day week or month.View historical weather data to understand variations in performance.System status indicator tells you when the system is not performing as expected and what can be done to restore performance.One-click sharing with integrated social media buttons. Accessible from any device with an Internet connection.
Oracle’s smart grid software unifies information from various segments of the Smart Grid network, including service delivery, customer interaction and consumer energy usage. Components of Oracle® Fusion Middleware underlie these applications with processes that help integrate and manage large meter data batch files with Oracle Data Integrator or automate meter and sensor data filtering and front-end processing using Oracle Complex Event Processing. The solution also provides standards-based integration with a technology infrastructure that includes Oracle® Database, as well as software for project management and enterprise analytics. Oracle’s smart grid software includes the following solutions:
Oracle® Utilities Network Management System – Integrates with advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), allowing utilities to proactively respond to outages and be more precise when providing consumer alerts and notifications – enabling the smart meter to send a “last gasp” message to report a power loss thus eliminating the need for a customer to report the outage. Oracle Utilities Network Management System also supports automated isolation of faulted feeder sections and the re-energizing of un-faulted sections, minimizing sustained outages. Its integrated distribution capability supports the continual assessment of power delivery and available feeder capacity in a distribution network that optimizes operations.
Oracle® Utilities Customer Care and Billing – Allows utilities to harness the benefits of new smart grid technologies and AMI, such as two-way communications, to better contain operational costs and control consumer energy demand through conservation and time-based pricing programs, as well as improve customer service and environmental awareness. It can provide customers with a clear picture of the relationship between their consumption and environmental impact, then offer service options to help change behavior.
Oracle® Utilities Load Analysis – Performs peak load analysis, including coincidental peak demand analysis by customer rate class. This solution also balances premise level loads to system loads, incorporating variable, fixed losses and unaccounted for energy.
Oracle® Utilities Work and Asset Management – Provides complete asset lifecycle management, which can ultimately extend the life of aging assets, enable utilities to manage network renewal projects, and enhance cost control and visibility while improving system reliability and customer service. In addition, by monitoring and performing maintenance on a timely basis, utilities can reduce the environmental impact resulting from equipment failure.
Oracle® Utilities Mobile Workforce Management – Supports efforts to ensure service availability and automate field operations via dispatch, scheduling and routing. It provides field workers the optimal route with the least mileage and fewest truck rolls, which helps reduce fuel consumption, highway congestion and tailpipe emissions.
Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management – Provides a centralized, robust system to support smart grid and green initiatives by connecting AMI usage data and presentment tools, so consumers can view their usage
– allowing them to make informed conservation decisions. Utilities can also configure the application to support demand response programs including: customer recruitment, event planning, event notification and compliance.
Oracle® Hyperion Performance Management applications and Oracle® Primavera applications – Leverage comprehensive performance and project management functionality to enable the planning, scheduling and installation of utility-controlled renewable devices – such as solar panels on homes and buildings.
Oracle Database – Scales to tackle exponential growth in data and enables utilities to more effectively manage network operational data to improve performance.
Oracle Governance, Risk and Compliance – Simplifies compliance with NERC (North American Electric Reliability Corporation) and FERC (U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) with an enterprise GRC platform for standards and policy documentation; risk-based assessment; and closed-loop remediation, certification, and reporting. Integrated controls monitoring also enforce segregation of duties to reduce the risk of improper access and fraudulent activities.
Schneider Electric's open-ended solutions make the grid more efficient, more flexible and more secure by: