Towards Cost-Effective Utility Business Models - Selecting a Communication Architecture for the Rollout of New Smart Energy Services

  • The IT architecture for meter reading and utility services is at the core of new business models and has a decisive role as an enabler for resource efficiency measures. The communication architecture used by those services has significant impact on cost, flexibility and speed of new service rollout. This article describes how the dominant system model for meter reading came about, what alternative models exist, and what trade-offs those models have for rollout of new services by different stakeholders. Control of a self learning home automation system by dynamic tariff information (Real-Time-Pricing) is given as an application example.

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Author:Toni Goeller, Marc WenningerORCiD, Jochen SchmidtORCiD
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Publication Year:2018
Tag:Smart Meter, Advanced Metering Infrastructure, AMI
Page Number:7
First Page:231
Last Page:237
Project Title:Erhöhung des Lastverschiebungspotenzials durch selbstlernende Home Automation Algorithmen mit flexiblen Optimierungskriterien
Funding Agency:BMBF
Grant Number:01LY1506
faculties / departments:Fakultät für Informatik
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik