Together with the business partner VIKO, Kamstrup signed contracts on the two smart metering pilots in Turkey, with Türk Telekom Group, and the regional electricity distributor, EnerjiSA group.
Wireless Smart Grid-Platform coping with difficulties in mountainous area
Türk Telekom Group, the national leader in telecommunication and fiber networks, teamed up with Kamstrup, to test Kamstrup’s full Smart Grid platform, OMNIA, comprising network communication, data management and smart meters.The pilot is designated to a geographically challenging area in Bursa region. Bursa has a potential of 750,000 metering points and the distribution group has a potential of 9 million metering points in total. “PLC-solutions have some obvious difficulties in
the mountainous area. It’s a big advantage that the wireless system can work independently of the power lines” says the Research and Development Manager from Türk Telekom, “With a Radio Mesh-system, we are not bound to the sub-stations, instead we can actually install the concentrators where it suits us best, for example in the fiber distribution-boxes.”
RF Metering dealing with different conditionsA second smart metering pilot is in the area of Ankara in cooperation with BaşkentEDAS owned by EnerjiSA, a joint venture of Sabancı and E.ON, which has a potential of 9 million metering points. Four typical residential areas were chosen in order to test the system-performance
under different conditions.
R&D Manager from Başkent, explains the choice of Kamstrup: “We value the pilot projects with Kamstrup to observe and evaluate the potential benefits and performance of RF metering in sample cases of our distribution network. Kamstrup’s RF metering solutions could be a promising solution for us.”
Enable grid optimization and efficient power supplyThe pilots reveal the possibilities of grid optimization and of bringing down the power waste. In line with the extreme Turkish growth perspective, the pilots shall prepare the energy suppliers for a liberalized power market demanding a lot more meter readings than today and a growing need for demand side management.
Türk Telekom Group and EnerjiSA group
- Full Smart Grid platform – OMNIA
- Radio Mesh communication
- Data management system
- OMNIPOWER smart meters
René Nygaard Jensen, Sales Manager
Phone: +45 2756 7536