Smart Grid Partnership between Kamstrup and Powel
The combined solution will give utilities an efficient meter-to-cash machine and at the same time be a solid foundation on which utilities can build and realize their Smart Grid vision.
Powel ELIN is a vendor-independent system that collects and manages consumption data, alarms and events from virtually any utility meter or submeter using open protocols. Kamstrup’s AMI consists of an open, interoperable head-end system, a high-performance, highly scalable and future-proof wireless communication infrastructure and Smart Meters for electricity, heat, cooling, water and gas.
Lars Lindström, Product Manager at Powel, explains: “For a number of years, we have integrated Powel ELIN with Kamstrup Smart Meters via meter and communication specific adaptors. It is time to move to state-of-the-art integration as both Powel ELIN and Kamstrup’s AMI are interoperable and can easily communicate with each other via web services. Bård Benum, CEO for Powel, adds: “We are recognizing Kamstrup as one of the Smart Metering leaders in many of the markets in which we operate and are sure that the new Smart Grid enabled adaptor will open up significant market opportunities for both companies.”
Lars Bo Kristensen, Division Director at Kamstrup, is looking forward to being able to deliver solutions, where customers can take advantage of the new partnership. Mr. Kristensen says: “Powel is delivering business-critical software and associated services specially designed for energy and technical infrastructure companies and is one of the leading companies within this industry in the Nordics. We are looking forward to do business together with Powel both in the Nordics and in emerging markets in Europe and in the Middle East”.
The adaptor will be available in a “basic version” supporting the meter-to-cash process via integration between Powel ELIN and Kamstrup’s head-end, Kamstrup UtiliDriver®, and in an “extended version” which adds integration with Smart Grid, Distribution Management Systems, SCADA, etc. The “extended version” will take advantage of the push alarm functionality in Kamstrup’s Smart Meters and in Kamstrup UtiliKeeper® used for monitoring and control of secondary substations.
The basic version of the adaptor is scheduled for release in Q4 2012 and the extended version in Q1 2013.
Product Manager, Powel AS
Phone: +46 706077630
Henrik Bæk Jørgensen
Senior Product Manager – Smart Grid, Kamstrup A/S
Phone: +45 89931468
Kamstrup A/S serves energy companies and utilities with metering solutions for electricity, heat, cooling water and natural gas. Solutions include Smart Grid applications, Smart Metering systems, energy meters and water meters. Kamstrup A/S was founded in 1946 and is a 100 % Danish company that today has 850 employees and representations in more than 50 countries. www.kamstrup.com
Powel AS, headquartered in Trondheim, Norway, delivers business-critical software solutions and related services specifically designed to help energy companies improve daily operational processes and service quality. The company is a market leader in smart metering, generation and grid solutions with offices in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and The Netherlands. Founded in 1996, Powel AS is a privately held company with more than 230 employees. For more information visit www.powel.com
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