Archive for April, 2010

Interview with Audhild Kvam, VP International Business Development at Powel

Enerway met Audhild Kvam who is leading the International Business Development at Powel at the Smart Metering Scandinavia conference in Copenhagen.
Since 1996, Powel has been working together with their customers and with Sintef, the research institute in Norway, to develop innovative products and solutions that are driving the energy sector in Scandinavia.

Powel has identified that network companies that have completed their rollout projects are looking for opportunities to get more out of their infrastructure investments. They want to improve the reliability and reduce costs by utilizing the data they have collected from multiple systems and apply it to the smart grid functionality.
There has been a lot of development and work completed within the Transmission Grid and Residential Metering, therefore a lot of improvements can be realized in the Distributions Grid.

Powel are now working with customers to use their Smart Metering Data together with Scada and Network information to offer customer service representatives and operational staff measurable improvements in energy disturbance analysis and asset utilization.

Powel is a leading supplier of software to the utility sector in the Nordics and they support the Smart Metering Scandinavia conferences from Synergy. Powel wants to share their experiences and support their customers. At the conference they have the chance to demonstrate new smart grid solutions like the Distribution Management System, Business Management tools and new portals that can improve the way power are delivered and it improves the customer experience as well.

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Interview with Knut Gustavsen at Tieto about Smart Metering

Enerway met Knut Gustavsen, Director of Energy Tieto in Norway at the Smart Metering 2010 Scandinavia in Copenhagen.

This interview covers a short presentation of Tieto and what they are planning for the future within the Smart Metering area. In opposite to many utilities and companies working with Smart Metering, Tieto believes that the end customers won’t be very active on saving energy themselves by using In-home displays et cetera. According to research made by Tieto experts, the future consumers needs services, third party vendors or suppliers and IT systems that can guide and help the energy consumers to save energy and to use the energy in a smart and effective way.

Tieto thinks that households and offices in the future will become Prosumers which means that they will produce energy as well as they will consume energy. The Prosumers will need systems that can help them to produce and consume as smart as possible as well as they need systems that can monitor and control their buildings.

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