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Open and scaleable intelligent metering system for advanced home service ii

Objective

The objectives are based on the concept of integrated and interactive home systems:

- Development, manufacture, and validation of an intelligent process unit (OSIM-AHS), situated at the end users' dwellings, capable of offering energy management services and the communication and interface basic functional blocks for supporting home services.

- Development, manufacture, and validation of the Concentrator & Communication Switching device (CCS), situated between the customer premises and the central low voltage unit, capable of communicating with several pieces of OSIM-AHS equipment. The use of this CCS device is enhanced by its alternative two-way data telecommunications system: PLC or telephone.

This project, OSIM-AHSII, follows a viability study achieved in EP 9264 OSIM-AHS.
OSIM-AHS may be the key to the development of new services, and the aim is to design and realize the building blocks which are needed to establish a communicating architecture between utilities and customer, with a special emphasis on two-way communication with meters and two-way communication with appliances or systems in homes.
The first range of products will be energy management oriented, but other applications will come in a second step when the infrastructure provided by OSIM-AHS Systems is available. In the proposed reference architecture, special attention has been paid to the possibility of upgrading the system services and communications means, without big overcharges or equipment modifications. The existence of a large number of customers having, through this architecture, access to information and services through the HS Power Line Connection, will help considerably in the promotion of the HS products, in countries where the participating utilities operate.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Alcatel Standard Electrica S.A.
Address
Ramirez De Prado 5
28045 Madrid
Spain

Participants (7)

Alcatel Mietec Nv
Belgium
Address
Westerring 15
9700 Oudenaarde
ENEL SPA
Italy
Address
Viale Regina Margherita, 137
00198 Roma
Electricidade de Portugal Sa
Portugal
Address
Rua Cova Da Moura 2
1350 Lisboa
Electricite de France Direction des Etudes et Recherhes
France
Address
Rue Joseph Bara 21
92132 Issy Les Moulineaux
Electricity Association Services Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Millbank 30
SW1P 4RD London
Gaz de France (GDF)
France
Address
361 Avenue Du Président Wilson
93211 La-plaine-saint-denis
Landis & Gyr Ag
Switzerland
Address
Gubelstrasse 22
6301 Zug