AES Eletropaulo, a major Brazilian utility with a base of 6.8 million customers, keeps innovating, writes Metering & Smart Energy International.
The energy company will be using the Itron Riva platform to implement a communication board that integrates two communication technologies – radio frequency and PLC – in the same device, applying adaptive communications and edge computing power.
The smart communication in the meters will provide significant potential for embedded computing and support for multiple measurement communication protocols as well as other smart devices, providing better decision-making processes for the utility.
The platform-enabled meters offer a new approach for various smart grid applications, bringing intelligence to the edge of the network, including detection and analysis of power outages, transformer load management and revenue protection.
The solution dynamically selects the optimal communications path based on network operating conditions, data attributes and application requirements. AES Eletropaulo will also benefit from traditional smart metering capabilities, including remote metering, remote disconnect, diversion detection and other operational efficiencies.
The complete solution will help AES meet their goals of improving service quality, decreasing operating costs and reducing technical and non-technical losses of low voltage customers of Barueri city.
By incorporating Itron Riva into the Itron OpenWay network (smart metering and smart grid network), some new and interesting...