Press release: Big data in Amsterdam: Deutsche Telekom presents big data solutions at the metering and billing trade fair
- Meter Data Management processes 50 million sets of meter data.
- Smart metering for just a few euros a month per meter.
- Meet the standards of the new EU Energy Efficiency Directive today.
Deutsche Telekom will be demonstrating how energy companies can deal with huge data volumes at Metering, Billing/CRM Europe in Amsterdam from October 9 to 11. Meter Data Management from Telekom will process 50 million sets of meter data every quarter of an hour live at the trade fair - a volume equivalent to the data from all households in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands put together.
Telekom can not only install digital meters in households for energy companies, but can also read, send, and pre-process the meter readings. The Telekom solution uses a communications unit to translate consumption readings from 100 different types of meter with varying protocols and transmit these over the Internet in encrypted form. Telekom charges a monthly fee of under ten euros per meter for the service. Additionally, the solution meets the requirements of the new EU Energy Efficiency Directive for various segments including heating and warm water in residences.
"As the new energy market gains an ever firmer foothold, the volumes of data that must be processed by energy providers will continue to grow. Information and communications technology helps them to deal with these huge volumes of data," said Gabriele Riedmann de Trinidad, Head of Deutsche Telekom's Energy business area. "On top of this, networks, computers, and digital information offer further added value by providing intelligent solutions to tasks in completely different areas, such as keeping track of additional costs, or setting up prepay systems."
This means, for example, that energy suppliers can save costs thanks to the prepay system from Telekom. It uses conventional electricity meters and cell phones. The code for the prepaid credit is entered into the cell phone and transmitted over the mobile network. The data center then releases the electricity and deducts the charges. This brings down the costs associated with on-site meters and eliminates the need for expensive credit voucher systems. At the same time, this solution opens up more flexibility in terms of rates as these are managed by the data center and not in the meter.
Based on the QIVICON platform from Deutsche Telekom, QIVICON partners will start offering solutions that allow end customers to analyze energy consumption and consumers to manage their consumption at home. QIVICON not only opens the door to energy savings, but also offers added convenience and security. End customers can monitor energy consumption via QIVICON on their smart phones and decide to either use the energy produced by their solar panels directly or to feed it into the power grid.
To learn more about these solutions visit Deutsche Telekom at stand L06 in hall 2 at Metering Billing/CRM Europe in Amsterdam from October 9 - 11.