• Total offering for smart distribution network management

    Aidon’s modern AMM is more than just a tool used for DSOs’ metering and billing purposes: it is an essential part of the utilities’ business processes and information systems. Integrating Aidon’s smart AMM system with the DSO’s information systems opens a detailed real time view into the low voltage network.

    When the AMM system is extended to also cover distribution transformer stations, an even more comprehensive overview of the grid can be obtained.

    It is possible to increase the system’s functionality gradually by implementing Power Grid Management (PGM) features via remote upgrades.

    Power Grid Management (PGM)

    Real-time alerts, quick response

    Energy Service Devices installed to energy connection points act not only as meters but also as smart sensors, which register information from the low voltage grid and connection points. Typical information includes loads or interferences caused by faulty electrical devices connected to the grid. Examples of faults and events that can be detected are missing phases, over voltage, under voltage, and 0-wire failures.

    Energy Service Devices transmit faults via the reading system to the DSO’s information systems. Receiving real-time information of interferences, as well as faults and their locations enables prompt corrective actions, helps avoid wider damage, and minimise harm for the consumers.

    Supply quality monitoring and predictive network maintenance

    When the AMM system and PGM cover distribution transformer stations, in addition to connection points, it is possible to monitor the supply quality throughout the entire low voltage network. By means of distribution transformer station monitoring the losses in the low voltage network can also be validated and their sources located. By monitoring distribution transformer stations’ loads, their lifespans can also be predicted, which can be taken into account in network planning and predictive maintenance work. Distribution transformer station monitoring also includes monitoring of the transformer station room with help of status sensors.

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  • Head-End System

    Aidon’s total offer includes all elements for a complete AMM system. Our system can be seamlessly integrated with the DSO’s information system environment.
    DSO's information systems
    Aidon Gateware
    Head-End System
    Gateware Head-End System (“HES”) receives and reads metering information, as well as event logs and status information, from the smart devices and makes this information available for the head-end system users and other business systems. Gateware is also responsible for the possible configuration changes for the devices during operation time.
    Aidon Linkware
    Aidon Linkware provides integration interfaces to DSO’s information systems. Various interfaces and technologies are available (Web Services, XML files, flat files).
    Aidon Gateware
    Aidon Gateware provides management and execution of various AMM tasks based on scheduling as well as ad hoc operations towards the devices. Gateware contains a graphical user interface for the use of DSO’s system operators.
    Aidon Meteringware
    Aidon Meteringware is a scalable connectivity engine for efficient data collection and storage from the smart devices. Live information on device communication topologies is used in the communication optimization.
    Support System
    Support System enables remote access to the Head-End System and devices for troubleshooting and maintenance.
    Software Update System
    Software Update System enables remote upgrading of Energy Service Devices in the field.
    2G/3G/4G network or utility’s own Ethernet network is used for connecting the Energy Service Devices with the reading system.
    Aidon Energy Service Device, master
    Aidon Energy Service Device (ESD) consists of a meter and a system module with a communication unit. Master ESD connects with Slave ESDs via an RF mesh network or a RS-485 loop network. It uses WAN/LAN connection to connect with the reading system. In stand-alone installations, the ESD uses a direct P2P connection to the reading system.
    The ESD devices form an interconnected RF mesh Neighbourhood Area Network for data transmission.
    Aidon Energy Service Device (ESD) consists of a meter and a system module with a communication unit. Slave ESDs connect with a Master ESD via an RF mesh or an RS-485 loop network.
    ESD, slaves

    Find out more about the various system elements by clicking the +-buttons above.

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  • Smart energy service devices

    Aidon’s new generation Energy Service Device (ESD) combines meter, communication, versatile sensors, and interfaces with efficient processing power.

    The device has a clear and robust design, and it is easy to install. Remote upgradability enables the deployment of new applications and activation of new functionality during the device’s lifecycle.

    The task of the meter is to measure energy consumption and generate measuring data, at defined intervals, e.g. every 15 or 60 minutes. The measuring data is further processed by the Energy Service Device’s system module. The system module controls the meter and enables provision of time-stamped registry values, control of loads, monitoring of power quality, registration of power outages and fault information, as well as reading of external status information. The system module also takes care of communication between the Energy Service Device and the head-end system.

    Benefits of modularity

    In Aidon devices, communication functions are separated into the system module. This allows the meter and the communication system to have different lifespans. For example, the communication technology can be updated during the AMM lifetime by changing the system module, without having to replace the whole meter.

    Multi-Connectivity Device (MCD)

    MCD is an independent wireless RF communication unit without a meter. MCD can be used as an RF master or RF slave device to extend the radio network coverage and/or capacity. It can also be used to connect other metering devices or sensors to the same AMM system.

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  • Efficient communication

    Communication technology plays an essential role in smooth and reliable AMM system operation.

    The choice of communication technology shall take into account:

    • Availability of suitable communication infrastructure
    • Density and amount of metering points
    • Geographical topology
    • Technological and operational requirements
    • Initial investment and operational lifecycle costs

     

    For every purpose and situation

    Aidon’s solution offering covers various communication technologies for different needs. The principle solution is based on an autonomous RF mesh network in which the metering devices use each other to build micro networks that re-route automatically in case of environmental conditions affecting the radio signal. In this solution, local metering devices (slaves) deliver their data to a master device. Master devices use 2G/3G/4G connection to communicate with the head-end system. Alternatively, the utility’s own Ethernet connection can be used. This solution is particularly suitable for urban and suburban areas where metering points are close enough to each other to create a micro network.

    In the point-to-point solution the metering devices are in direct connection with the head-end system via cellular of fibre networks. This solution is typically used in rural areas.

    A third alternative communication solution is wired RS-485. It is used in locations where all metering devices are located in the same space, such as in apartment buildings’ technical rooms. A similar slave-master principle as in RF networks is used for communication with the head-end system.

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All customer projects

Andøy Energi AS

part of Nettalliansen

Årdal Energi KF

part of Nettalliansen

Aurland Energiverk

part of Nettalliansen

Ballangen Energi AS

part of Nettalliansen

Bindal Kraftlag SA

part of Nettalliansen

Bjärke Energi AB

Bodens Energi Nät AB

Capgemini

Norwegian Klepp Energi and Jæren Everk signed a contract for a flexible solution. Read press release

Drangedal Everk KF

part of Nettalliansen

Eidsiva Nett AS

Eidsiva Nett and Aidon sign contract for smart metering solution. Read press release

Step by step towards a modern and flexible energy system

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Elenia Verkko Oy

Elenia: A new generation smart metering system with Sonera and Aidon. Read Elenia’s press release

Embriq AS

New contract for Aidon in Norway covers 165000 metering points. Read press release

Empower Oy

Enontekiön Sähkö Oy

member of Energy Companies of Finnish Lapland

Ericsson

Another large project for Aidon in Norway includes a delivery of 180.000 Energy Service Devices. Read press release

ESE-Verkko Oy

Flesberg Eletrisitetsverk AS

Gislaved Energi AB

Göteborg Energi AB

Hafslund Nett AS

Aidon wins the largest smart metering contract in Northern Europe. Read press release

Norway’s largest DSO, Hafslund Nett reinvents smart metering with a Wide Area Mesh network. Read press release

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Hallingdal Kraftnett AS

part of Nettalliansen

Hålogaland Kraft AS

part of Nettalliansen

Hammerfest Energi Nett AS

part of Nettalliansen

Härjeåns Nät AB

Härryda Energi AB

Helen Sähköverkko Oy

Helen Electricity Network delivers first-rate customer service

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Hemsedal Energi AS

part of Nettalliansen

Hjartdal Elverk AS

part of Nettalliansen

Høland og Setskog Elverk SA

part of Nettalliansen

Imatran Seudun Sähkö Oy

Indre Salten Energi Nett AS

part of Nettalliansen

Jæren Everk KF

Norwegian Klepp Energi and Jæren Everk signed a contract for a flexible solution. Read press release

Jämtkraft AB

JE-Siirto Oy

Jönköping Energi AB

Jylhän Sähköosuuskunta

Keravan Energia Oy

Aidon delivers a comprehensive remote-reading system to two mains providers in Kerava and Porvoo. Read press release

Keuruun Sähkö Oy

Klepp Energi

Norwegian Klepp Energi and Jæren Everk signed a contract for a flexible solution. Read press release

Koillis-Lapin Sähkö Oy

member of Energy Companies of Finnish Lapland

Koillis-Satakunnan Sähkö Oy

Krødsherad Everk KF

part of Nettalliansen

Kuoreveden Sähkö Oy

Kuoreveden Sähkö switches to Aidon’s remote reading system. Read press release

“We chose Aidon because of its open architecture and the advanced applications”

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Kymenlaakson Sähkö

Lærdal Energi AS

part of Nettalliansen

Lankosken Sähkö Oy

Lapland Group

8 DSOs

Remote metering in the literal sense of the word

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LE-Sähkö Oy

Leppäkosken Sähkö Oy

Lidköping Elnät

Luster Energiverk AS

part of Nettalliansen

Lyse Elnett AS

Lyse Elnett and Aidon sign a contract for next generation’s smart metering solution. Read press release

Mälarenergi AB

Midt-Telemark Energi AS

part of Nettalliansen

Mölndal Energi AB

Muonion Sähköosuuskunta

member of Energy Companies of Finnish Lapland

Napapiirin Energia ja Vesi Oy

member of Energy Companies of Finnish Lapland

Nettalliansen AS

29 DSOs

New contract for Aidon in Norway covers 165000 metering points. Read press release

Nivos Oy

Mäntsälän Sähkö selects Aidon energy service devices. Read press release

AMM opened a view to the low voltage network.

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Nord-Salten Kraftlag AS

part of Nettalliansen

Nordkraft AS

part of Nettalliansen

Nore Energi AS

part of Nettalliansen

Notodden Energi Nett AS

part of Nettalliansen

Nurmijärven Sähköverkko

Oulun Seudun Sähkö Verkkopalvelut

Oulun Seudun Sähkö implements PiHa in the entire network – Information on electrical faults immediately to the company and the customer. Read press release

Lifetime costs – the determining factor for system renewal of Oulun Seudun Sähkö

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Øvre Eiker Nett AS

The contract with Smart Strøm Østafjells seals Aidon’s leading position on Norway’s AMI market. Read press release

Parikkalan Valo Oy

Pellon Sähkö Oy

member of Energy Companies of Finnish Lapland

Pori Energia Sähköverkot Oy

Porvoon Sähköverkko Oy

Aidon delivers a comprehensive remote-reading system to two mains providers in Kerava and Porvoo. Read press release

Rakkestad Energi

part of Nettalliansen

Rantakairan Sähkö Oy

Rauland Kraftforsyningslag

part of Nettalliansen

Rauman Energia Oy

Rauman Energia and Vakka-Suomen Voima selected Aidon’s remote reading technology. Read press release

Rollag Elektrisitetsverk SA

Rovakaira Oy

member of Energy Companies of Finnish Lapland

Satapirkan Sähkö Oy

Savon Voima Verkko Oy

Towards seamless workflow with Aidon’s open technology

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Seiverkot Oy

Skagerak Nett AS

Another large project for Aidon in Norway includes a delivery of 180.000 Energy Service Devices. Read press release

Skara Energi AB

Skellefteå Kraft AB

Skellefteå Kraft chose Aidon’s technology for its next generation smart metering system. Read press release

Smart Strøm Østafjells

The contract with Glitre Energi Nett and Øvre Eiker Energi seals Aidon’s leading position on Norway’s AMI market. Read press release

Söderhamn Elnät AB

Sør Aurdal Kraftforsyningslag SA

part of Nettalliansen

Svorka Energi AS

part of Nettalliansen

Tampereen Sähköverkko Oy

Telia Finland Oyj

Elenia: A new generation smart metering system with Sonera and Aidon. Read Elenia’s press release

Tenergia Oy

Tidaholm Energi AB

Tinn Energi AS

part of Nettalliansen

Tornionlaakson Sähkö Oy

member of Energy Companies of Finnish Lapland

Trøgstad Elverk AS

part of Nettalliansen

Trollfjord Kraft AS

part of Nettalliansen

Trollhättan Energi AB

Tunturiverkko Oy

member of Energy Companies of Finnish Lapland

Vakka-Suomen Voima Oy

Rauman Energia and Vakka-Suomen Voima selected Aidon’s remote reading technology. Read press release

Vänerenergi AB

Vantaa Energy Electricity Networks Ltd.

Vantaa Energy’s remote reading system into production use. Read press release

AMM supports reliable operation in Vantaa

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Vara Energi Elnät

Värnamo Energi AB

Västervik Miljö & Energi AB

Aidon to deliver a next generation smart metering system to Västervik Miljö & Energi. Read press release

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Västra Orust Energitjänst

Vatajankosken Sähkö Oy

Vest-Telemark Kraftlag AS

part of Nettalliansen

Voimatel Oy

VOKKS Nett AS

Ystad Energi AB