COLLECTION AND PROCESSING OF READINGS FROM INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP ENERGY METERING DEVICES
Solution/project name: Service for the collection and processing of readings from individual and group energy metering devices, calculation of heat energy consumption including the heating of common areas.
Solution/project type: Production of equipment for systems for remote reading and data transmission from energy metering devices (RRDTS Elf), collection and processing of information, heat engineering calculations.
The private industrial unitary enterprise «ElfGran-Techno»
Address: office № 33, 8 F. Skoriny str., Minsk, Republic of Belarus,
тел. +375 17 278 74 48,
Scope of application: housing and communal services of the Republic of Belarus.
Implementation effect: automation of the processes of collecting, processing and storing data from resource metering devices equipped with devices for remote reading of meter, the ability to collect and process in automatic mode the information supplied by consumers to the enterprise website.
Solution/project status: put into commercial operation.
Description: The service operates on the basis of the «Elf-Raschet» software product and is intended for use by organizations operating the housing stock and (or) providing housing and communal services, and (or) managing the common property of a joint household.
To ensure the functioning of the service the metering devices, equipped with communication interfaces for remote reading of meters, are included in the information network of the remote reading and data transmission system (RRDTS Elf). Data transfer from RRDTS to the Republican cloud platform is carried out through partner communication networks of mobile and fixed-line operators. Protection against unauthorized access is carried out by using special software. Remote reading of metering devices eliminates the need for people to do this work, i.e. the process becomes automated.
There is also software which, in addition to the functions described above, includes possibilities for receiving the information supplied by consumers whose metering devices do not have the ability to include them in information networks (there is no communication interface). The information is submitted by the consumer of energy resources to the contractor's website and is processed automatically with the analysis of the reliability of the data without the participation of the operator. The consumer receives an e-mail message about the data receiving and the meaning of the meter readings recorded in the archive.
All the information about metering devices, their status and readings is available to Customers through the software interface via the Internet. Data viewing is possible both for one metering device installed at a specific address and in an aggregated form for all metering devices.
The tariff for the service is determined depending on the number of metering devices the data on which the client wishes to receive. The service is paid monthly. The cost of the service for the first month of its provision includes an installation payment.
Advantages of implementation:
- reducing the cost of organizing the reading of metering devices and monitoring the reliability of data transmitted by consumers;
- reducing the risks of the resource theft;
- elimination of the errors of the «human factor»;
- use of a modern republican platform operating on the basis of cloud computing for data storing and processing;
- increasing the level of data protection;
- the ability to create analytical reports and make decisions in the field of housing and communal services management.