A major driver for a smart metering rollout is to enhance distribution grid operation efficiency, especially the optimization of internal processes. This, and the need for improved revenue protection, were the primary motivation of the Turkish utility SAKARYA ELEKTRİK DAĞITIM A.Ş. (SEDAS) to initiate their rollout, which ultimately led to the Landis+Gyr ICG Solutions Centre of Competence in Prague, Czech Republic, delivering to them the proven Gridstream® Converge solution for advanced industrial, commercial and grid metering.
As legislation and regulation around smart meter data privacy continue to take shape, the transmission of energy consumption data is coming under increased scrutiny. Protecting consumer data is a top priority for utilities around the world that must be carried out professionally and effectively.