How can utilities leverage advanced metering infrastructure for efficient grid monitoring to improve network management and reduce cost of service?
The increase in distributed energy and growth of electric vehicles (EVs), has seen smart meters become the norm; but with increasingly complex data streams to manage, lack of operational standards, and the need for integration with different business systems, this also creates a key challenge for distribution system operators (DSOs).
A lack of visibility and analytics, in an increasingly decentralized grid, can result in spiraling workforce costs and operational costs. As a result, smart meters need to be used to drive increased intelligence, supervision and control of the network.
Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) can help to solve this issue and exploit the opportunities that smart meters offer. AMI systems can streamline operations by providing real-time situational awareness on the grid and improve service quality and the customer experience by balancing demands and reducing faults. Ultimately, such systems can reduce workforce costs by pinpointing problems more quickly, as well as drive down operational technology/information technology (OT/IT) costs to boost profitability.
CGI´s Sm@rtering module, offering a set of supervision functionalities, based on an interoperable and real-time KPI-led platform.
This webinar, organized by Engerati, and presented by Alex Bettencourt, Program Director Smart Grid at Ontario utility, Hydro One and CGI smart metering expert Monica Vaz, draws on examples from real-world applications of CGI’s Sm@rtering solution to demonstrate how using AMI can:
- Ensure efficient active network management
- Support technological developments such as micro generation and EV charging
- Enable effective power flow monitoring by integrating low-voltage (LV) data
- Improve customer service and operational efficiency by minimizing service interruptions
- Minimize cost-to-serve with reduced non-technical losses and customer debt