Landis+Gyr’s Active Monitoring Service offers an easy way to secure the operation of the Gridstream smart metering infrastructure if you have chosen to run it by yourself. In my previous blog article a month ago, I shared the basics of Landis+Gyr’s Active Monitoring Service. Now I would like to share the three key reasons for monitoring the smart metering infrastructure:
Smart metering rollout is a significant effort for energy utilities, even when outsourced to an external expert. However, in the total lifetime of the smart metering solution the rollout represents a relatively short, though intensive phase. After the meters have been installed, systems integrated and internal processes put in place, there will be several years of ‘usual’ solutions maintenance and operations ahead. As smart metering links to most of the utility processes and IT systems, the efficiency and continuity of everyday operations has a significant impact on utility’s business.