A seamless package of measurement data management and quality management services for Savon Voima

Intelligent data

01.04.2019

Savon Voima selected Empower as the producer of its measurement services in summer 2018. The tightly scheduled project was completed on time, with measurement data management and imbalance settlement services being launched at the beginning of March 2019. In the project, the Savon Voima Group renewed its measurement data management infrastructure by transferring the Group’s 120,000 electricity and district heating measurement points to Empower’s EnerimSMP platform. At the same time, data hub capabilities were created and preparations were made for future changes in the energy sector, such as the requirements set by the adoption of a 15-minute imbalance settlement period. 

Electricity meters have been gradually updated with an annual rate of approximately 5%. As remote-readable meters were introduced, the measurement devices throughout Finland were replaced within a couple of years and their expected life time also became slightly shorter as technology is constantly evolving. Savon Voima has measurement devices from five different device manufacturers. Now the measurement data provided by the devices is collected to the EnerimSMP platform, a flexible and modern platform developed by Empower for integrating different meter reading systems and measurement data management systems.  

"In this project, we replaced the EDM system with Empower’s EnerimEDM and integrated it with a multi-manufacturer reading system. Executing the entire project in six months was challenging but doable as our EnerimSMP platform has out-of-the-box interfaces for nearly all reading systems generally used in Finland."

– In this project, we replaced the EDM system with Empower’s EnerimEDM and integrated it with a multi-manufacturer reading system. Executing the entire project in six months was challenging but doable as our EnerimSMP platform has out-of-the-box interfaces for nearly all reading systems generally used in Finland, says Juha Kiukas, Sales Manager at Empower, who was part of the launch project steering group. 

In addition to the collection of measurement data, Empower also takes care of the further processing and quality management of the data before it is delivered to Savon Voima’s customer information system to serve as a basis for billing.  

– Data hub adoption in Finland will happen in the 2020s, requiring electricity distribution companies to submit validated and high-quality measurement data to the hub. When a measuring service collects raw data from measuring devices, quality control and management naturally depend on how successful data collection has been. When Empower takes care of both of these, it is easier for us to locate errors and faster to fix them – and it is, of course, simpler for the customer to assess the success of the overall service, says Kiukas in conclusion. 

A seamless package of measurement data management and quality management services for Savon Voima

Intelligent data

01.04.2019

Savon Voima selected Empower as the producer of its measurement services in summer 2018. The tightly scheduled project was completed on time, with measurement data management and imbalance settlement services being launched at the beginning of March 2019. In the project, the Savon Voima Group renewed its measurement data management infrastructure by transferring the Group’s 120,000 electricity and district heating measurement points to Empower’s EnerimSMP platform. At the same time, data hub capabilities were created and preparations were made for future changes in the energy sector, such as the requirements set by the adoption of a 15-minute imbalance settlement period. 

Electricity meters have been gradually updated with an annual rate of approximately 5%. As remote-readable meters were introduced, the measurement devices throughout Finland were replaced within a couple of years and their expected life time also became slightly shorter as technology is constantly evolving. Savon Voima has measurement devices from five different device manufacturers. Now the measurement data provided by the devices is collected to the EnerimSMP platform, a flexible and modern platform developed by Empower for integrating different meter reading systems and measurement data management systems.  

"In this project, we replaced the EDM system with Empower’s EnerimEDM and integrated it with a multi-manufacturer reading system. Executing the entire project in six months was challenging but doable as our EnerimSMP platform has out-of-the-box interfaces for nearly all reading systems generally used in Finland."

– In this project, we replaced the EDM system with Empower’s EnerimEDM and integrated it with a multi-manufacturer reading system. Executing the entire project in six months was challenging but doable as our EnerimSMP platform has out-of-the-box interfaces for nearly all reading systems generally used in Finland, says Juha Kiukas, Sales Manager at Empower, who was part of the launch project steering group. 

In addition to the collection of measurement data, Empower also takes care of the further processing and quality management of the data before it is delivered to Savon Voima’s customer information system to serve as a basis for billing.  

– Data hub adoption in Finland will happen in the 2020s, requiring electricity distribution companies to submit validated and high-quality measurement data to the hub. When a measuring service collects raw data from measuring devices, quality control and management naturally depend on how successful data collection has been. When Empower takes care of both of these, it is easier for us to locate errors and faster to fix them – and it is, of course, simpler for the customer to assess the success of the overall service, says Kiukas in conclusion.