18/10/11
Smart Metering & SmartCity

Smart Metering.

 

The digital grid does not refer to the electrical current. It refers instead to an essentially a self-diagnosing grid infrastructure consisting of intelligent digital sensors.


The architecture also includes real-time decision support for customers and utilities. For example, this often includes smart appliances and thermostats that can automatically throttle energy consumption during peak load periods to avoid the necessity of rolling blackouts, etc. Utilities will generally also move towards demand-response pricing models, so that variable rates apply to energy depending on the overall load on the grid. It is also possible to build better security into such a grid than currently exists. But some want to transmit  pulses of energy -- if we had storage.

 


New Functions:


- Remote meter reading 

- New meters and switches for selective
  “shutouts” down to within the home or
  office

- Functions enabled by ubiquitous sensing
- New appliances with power cost functions
- Proactive control by the utility eg It turns
  up/down the thermostat via “Zigbee”

- Fault detection, repair and recovery.

 


SVNK. The maat Green's Smart Meter Model.

A power system made up of numerous automated T&D systems, all operating in a coordinated, efficient and reliable manner.
A power system that handles emergency conditions with ‘self-healing’ actions and is responsive to energy-market and utility needs. 
A power system that serves millions of customers and has an intelligent communications infrastructure enabling the timely, secure and adaptable information flow needed to provide power to the evolving digital economy.

 

Smart+. maat Green SmartCity Model

 

The SmartCity concept, aims to deploy a sensor cloud collectors of information, managed and monitored by a common platform that ensures the creation of a dashboard integrated management of information collected, providing an effective model of city management.

maat Green has developed the Smart+ concept, with which it seeks to create a new model of Smart City, facilitated by the deployment of Cloud Computing Platform, integrating SCADA facilities.

These facilities manage the cloud of sensors deployed in the city. Also, the Cloud Platform, integrate the different Information Systems and Management of Municipal Utilities, generating an integrated information environment for all activities of the city.Smart+ must be perceived as a technological development aimed at realizing the Gaia concept through technology. This concept refers to planet as a living, intelligent, evolving and act voluntarily.

 

Smart+ gives an area of technology intelligence system that will enable effective integrated management of the needs of the city, or territory, as Smart + can be applied to a wider territorial environment.

S
mart+ becomes a model supported by a Technology Platform in philosophy Cloud Computing multichannel, multi-device Services for Integrated Smart Cities enabling new models of Land Management, aligning strategies eGovernment and sensing infrastructure for the provision of Municipal Public Services.

Smart+ is also aimed at improving efficiencies in the use of public resources, municipal as well as providing citizen services in the area of mobility, energy, security and access control, facilitating the deployment of "communities of developers "to promote economic and social development of the city.

The cornerstones of Smart+ model are:
 

- Technology Platform under Cloud Computing philosophy, and SCADA capabilities that
  integrates both the vertical and the information of sensors and actuators deployed in local
  public infrastructure.

- Smart land management and multi-channel communications Model.
- Smart Traffic Management Model.
- Smart Management Energy Efficiency Model.
- Smart Signage Management Model.
- Smart Urban Waste Management Model.
- Smart Infrastructure and Furniture Management Model.
- Smart Land Management Model.