RAPID POPULATION GROWTH AND PRESSURE TO REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND CO2 EMISSIONS ARE FORCING UTILITIES COMPANIES WORLDWIDE TO RE-EXAMINE THE WAY THEY MONITOR AND CONTROL THEIR METERING INFRASTRUCTURE. IN MANY COUNTRIES THE MOVE TO SMART METERING OF UTILITIES HAS ALREADY BEGUN AND THE PACE OF ADOPTION OF ADVANCED METERING INFRASTRUCTURE (AMI) IS ACCELERATING RAPIDLY.
Traditionally meter readings have been taken very sporadically through physical visits to the customer’s home, not giving utilities companies the ability to understand consumer behaviour and consumption patterns fully, or rapidly to identify problems such as leakages, faults, tampering and fraudulent usage.
One of the most significant barriers to the adoption of advanced metering systems is the high cost of deployment, and the unsuitability of traditional communications systems.
Nwave has solved these problems with its integrated solutions for advanced metering infrastructure. Nwave can connect existing meters inexpensively via its rugged universal modem interface, giving utilities companies the ability to create a reliable, secure advanced metering platform that either connects into NWave’s cloud-based back-end application or into their own or third-party software for the monitoring and analysis of data flows.
The benefits of NWave’s AMI
- Low-cost with excellent signal propagation
- Rapidly deployable
- Robust security
costs associated with:
- Rapid, pinpointed leak detection
- Identification of meter faults
- Identification of tampering and/or fraudulent usage
- Accurate demand modelling and strategic planning
- Automated customer invoicing
- Greater customer engagement and understanding