Kuoreveden Sähkö Oy
“We chose Aidon because of its open architecture and the advanced applications”
Kuoreveden Sähkö is a local energy company operating in the southwest corner of Central Finland. In 2013 they introduced a new smart metering system including Aidon Gateware reading system and 2,350 Aidon 6000 series Energy Service Devices.
Most of the metering points are connected to the reading system via MeshNet RF network: a master Energy Service Device collects the data from slave devices inside the micro network and sends it to the reading system over 2G/3G network. A small amout of wired RS connected meters are in use in blocks of flats. Metering points in remote areas use Point-to-point connection over 2G/3G. The amount of Point-to-point units was smaller than initially planned because the MeshNet networks covers significant part of the landscape.
The installation of the meters, carried out by the company’s own staff, started in March 2013 and was nearly completed by the end of 2013.
In addition, switching to remote reading required integration of the remote reading system to company’s other business systems, so that the data collected from the new meters can be utilised for instance in billing. The integration work was carried out by Kuoreveden Sähkö by themselves.
According to Tero Karhumäki, the CEO of Kuoreveden Sähkö, the most significant benefit brought by remote reading is that the customers’ electricity bills are based on actual consumption. Since the beginning of 2014 the customers can also check their daily, weekly and monthly consumption data via Kuoreveden Sähkö’s new on-line service.
Thanks to the new smart metering system, the company now has actual information on electricity network’s status, including power outages or disturbances, for instance.
– We chose Aidon as the provider of our smart metering solution because of its open architecture and the advanced applications that we can take into use in the long run, step by step, says Karhumäki.
– In practise, the open architecture has enabled us to carry out system integration tasks in-house, with help of Aidon’s Customer Support team when needed, Karhumäki concludes.
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