The key features required for the new measuring system (2G meter) as a whole are:
- evolution of the amount of measurement data with recording of the load curves for all customers and daily availability of the curves themselves;
- extending network quality data with voltage and interrupt recording;
- personalized information available to the seller (seller name, contract start date, seller’s customer code, seller phone number, etc.);
- visualization of time curves with the possibility of scheduling 6 multi-hour price bands.
Field integration and monitoring tests
With Resolution No.222 of April 6, 2017, AEEGSI has established monitoring of the performance of the communication via PLC-C (Power Line Communication in the Cenelec C-band), along the so-called chain 2 (from the meter directly to the customer or third party) , between 2G meters and User Devices (DU), as part of its assessment of the second-generation smart metering (2G) commissioning plan for e-distribution.
Monitoring must be structured as it must involve the active participation of relevant stakeholders (energy vendors, service providers, energy service companies, etc.), which in turn will endeavor to identify end customers with 2G single phase meters, to engage. The performance of chain 2 communication will be observed with reference to the feedback between the messages sent by the 2G meter and the messages received by the DU installed in the field.
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