SAP AMI Integration for Utilities

Report
AMI Integration for Utilities
Rupendra Bhatnagar
Industry Director Utilities
November 2010
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Customer
Advanced Metering Infrastructures: Illustrated
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Customer
AMI - The Evolution of Metering
Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is a communication network and meters
providing usage information at regular intervals (at least hourly) and collected at least daily.
(Source Utilipoint, 2006)
Capabilities
 Measure electricity, record consumption, and meter event information electronically
 Remote connection and disconnection
 Tamper detection
 Outage detection
 Quality of supply monitoring
 Demand limiting
 Communications interface to a range of devices like
 in-property display
 direct load control equipment
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Customer
The SAP AMI Lighthouse Council Members
Advisory Customer Council
Work Group AMI
for Utilities
[email protected]
Project
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Customer
SAP Advisory Customer Council Utilities (ACCU):
AMI Workgroup for Deregulated Markets
Exchange of information on
technology and market trends
as well as on strategies for
AMI, Smart Grids and
Sustainability
Composition and discussion
of use cases
Definition and prioritization of
common software
requirements
Early customer engagement
in the software-developmentprocess (specifications,
mock-ups)
Timely feedback from SAP on
new product developments
(system demos)
MDUS Vendors:
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Exchange of information and
networking
Customer
AMI Use Cases –Business Processes
Billing
& Customer
Service
B1
Multiple clients
read demand and
energy data
Customer
Interface
Delivery
Energy
Procurement
C1
Customer reduces
demand in
response to
pricing and/or grid
event
D1
Distribution
operator
curtails/limits
customer load for
grid management
E1
Real-time
operations
curtails/limits load
for economic
dispatch
B2
Utility remotely
limits or connects
/ disconnects
customer
C2
Customer has
access to and
reads recent
energy usage and
cost at his or her
site
C3
Customer uses
prepayment
services
D2
Distribution
operators optimize
network based on
data collected by
the AMI system
E2
Utility procures
energy and settles
wholesale
transactions using
AMI system data
B3
Utility detects
tampering or theft
at customer site
B4
Contract meter
reading for other
utilities
C4
External clients
use the AMI
system to interact
with customer
devices
D3
Customer
provides
distributed
generation
D4
Distribution
operator locates
outage using AMI
data and restores
service
Field Services &
System
Recovery
S1
AMI system
recovers after
power outage,
communications
or equipment
failure
Installation &
Maintenance
I1
Utility installs,
provisions and
configures AMI
system
I2
Utility manages
end-to-end lifecycle of the meter
system
I3
Utility upgrades
AMI system to
address future
requirements
Source: Southern California Edison
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Customer
AMI Use Case Solution Definition
Define Sub Use Cases
Use Case B1: Perform remote energy & demand read

B1.1 AMI Meter/Device completes default schedule read request

B1.2 AMI Meter/Device completes an on-demand read

B1.3 Automatically receive non-usage (event) messages

B1.4 Data users successfully retrieve either raw or bill-ready usage

B1.5 AMI Head-End manages the meter reading schedule

B1.6 Meter does not communicate remotely during default schedule read

B1.7 Field person retrieves data directly from AMI Meter/Device

B1.8 MDUS reports communication failure to retrieve billing data

B1.9 AMI Meter/Device does not respond to an on-demand read
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Customer
AMI Integration Objectives
Predefined integration of the solution to market-leading AMI/MDM
systems, such that end-to-end processes can be fully executed, and
is based on eSOA principles.

Develop
and publish a set of ‘open’ enterprise services available to
any third-party AMI/MDM vendor wishing to integrate to SAP backend systems … drive market standardization.
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Customer
AMI System Landscape
Commercial Proc‘s
Technical Processes by AMI Vendor products
Central
Concentrator
Residential meter
Residential meter
Concentrator
AMI system
Control
panel
C & I meter
Concentrator
AMI system
MDUS
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Collaboration based on ESOA Services
Local Area Wide Area Network
(WAN)
Network
(LAN)
Meter Data Unification
Coordination of installed AMI Systems
Upload of data to subsequent processes
Home Area Network
(HAN)
Meter&Energy
Data Repository
Meter & Energy
Data Management
Meter & Device
Master Data
Meter & Device
Management
CRM/CIS Data
Service Provider
Data
EAM Data
Marketing/Sales
(Self) Service
Billing/Invoicing
AccRec/C&C
Intercompany
Data Exchange
Enterprise Asset
Management
• Service Mgmt
Enterprise Management
& Business Support
NetWeaver
Enterprise Service
Repository
Customer
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Customer
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Customer
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Customer
AMI Event Management: Triggering Follow-up
Actions for Events
Follow-up actions triggered by
the AMI Event Management
• Missing meter readings
• Create notification
• Validation error
• Meter error
• Meter change required
• Concentrator error
• Tamper event
• Actual meter reading outside of
AMI Event Management
Examples for events reported
by the AMI Infrastructure
predefined range
• Overvoltage / Undervoltage
• Create service order
• Create compatible unit order
• Create customer contact
• Create BPEM case
• Start workflow, for example to
notify a user
• Start customer specific follow-up
actions
BPEM = Business Process Exception Management
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Customer
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Customer
SAP for Utilities AMI Customers (not a full list)
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Customer
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