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Smart metering: first stage for the grid of the future!

What you need

We are moving towards a highly distributed service oriented energy infrastructure where providers and consumers heavily interact with interchangeable roles.

In this context, business processes will need to be established to accommodate these market evolutions and fully integrate the traditionally static customer process, that will increasingly be replaced by a very dynamic, decentralized and market-oriented process where a growing number of providers and consumers interact.

A new generation of fully interactive ICT infrastructure has to be developed to support the optimal exploitation of these changed, complex business processes and to enable the efficient functioning of the deregulated energy market for the benefit of citizens and businesses: a key enabling role in this scenario is represented by advanced metering system.

Smart meters empower an advanced metering infrastructure which is able to react almost in real time, provide fine-grained energy production or consumption info and adapt its behaviour proactively.

This new scenario for Distribution Companies all over the world is now a reality but, because of different technologies, various communication protocols and diversified solutions, these operators need an high level and independent support in their key investment decisions.

What we do

In this field CESI provides a full range of services to assist operators during all the stages of a Smart Metering project:

  •  Feasibility studies (investment analysis, regulatory assistance, strategy development, road map definition, feasibility studies, technology assessment, assistance in grant and public funding application and management);
  • Design stage (System architecture definition, Pilot project set-up, Functional and detail specifications of systems and components)
  • Implementation stage (Pilot implementation assistance, Roll-out implementation assistance, Procurement support, Vendor selection and management, quality assurance, commissioning assistance)
  • Operation stage (Diagnostics, Life assessment, Technical assistance in system operation, System optimization and improvement)
  • Why CESI

    CESI has more than ten years' experience and has developed a specific know-how in the market, playing a significant role in major Smart Metering projects Worldwide. CESI, as an Independent Consultant, has followed from the beginning projects in Italy (more than 35 million customers), Spain, Serbia, Montenegro and Malta.



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