EnergyBiz - September/October 2007 - (Page 59)
www.us.capgemini.com/energy End-to-End Smart Metering Solution DR End Devices ooooo Electric Smart Meter Private Wireless WiMax Legacy Applications CIS, OMS, DMS, GIS, EAM, MWFM, etc. HeadEnd Event Management DR End Devices Concentrator Wireless Broadband Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) ooooo WAN PLC/BPL DB Replication Gas Smart Meter DR End Devices Meter Data Management System (MDMS) Wireless Demand Response Control System Data Warehouse/ ODS Analytical Reporting ThirdParty Presentment ooooo Installers Customers Retailers Regulators Aggregators Firewall Electric Smart Meter Firewall Cellular End Points Telecommunications Enterprise Applications External Participants In-premise data presentment and control: Near real-time display of usage and cost, receives market rate signal, supports customer demand response interaction. � Meter data collection systems: Two-way communication, multi-vendor solution compatible. � Backhaul communications system: Two-way, high bandwidth, utility or third-party owned. � Event management system: Interprets, filters and transfers event data to stakeholders. � Service-oriented integration architecture: Standards-based, reusable service accommodates changing source and target applications. � Meter data management system: Asset management, data validation, editing and estimation (VEE), and publishing of billing determinates. � Decision-support system: Load forecasting, revenue protection, asset analysis and rate design. � The Power of Partnership Before embarking on a smart metering initiative, utilities should seek out partners who will work collaboratively with them to ensure the success of the initiative. Partners should have a proven track record, be prepared to sign up for end-toend responsibility and be willing to have a stake in delivering results. For superior results, utilities should look for partners with deep industry experience in these critical areas: � Program Management: Complex, multiyear, multi-program management experience with established methods and tools. � System Integration: Expertise in developing and managing data models, service-oriented architecture, interface design and development, configuration management, solution documentation and end-to-end testing. � Operational Services: Ability to manage all field installation and activation Copyright © 2007 Capgemini. All rights reserved. procedures including meters, meter data collection, communications and inpremise data presentment and control elements. � Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Hub Services: Extensive experience with billing and revenue management, meter data management, revenue assurance, demand response, distribution asset management, call center support, call center overflow and technology services, delivered from hub centers in the right locations. Ultimately, the utilities that are able to build a strong team of partners ready and willing to share their vision in managing peak demand and system security will be the utilities that lead the way in driving market efficiency—delivering a positive and sustainable impact not only on utilities but also on the North American electrical system. 60 E n E rgyB i z September/October 2007 ThoughT LEadErship – sponsorEd By CapgEmini
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