The economic benefits for Energy Monitoring (Sensor as a Service) exemplified by an infrastructure business model:
Innumerable decentralized transformer stations (substations) are used to convert the usual nitrate voltage in the distribution network into the low voltage prescribed for local networks and end consumers. According to DIN EN 50160, a certain voltage quality must be maintained, even with considerable load fluctuations! This requires continuous condition monitoring of voltage and current and other measured variables (temperature of the transformer) in the individual stations as well as forwarding of the measured values to a central office of the energy supplier. Until now, this was a costly procedure!
Here, too, digitization enables a fundamental turnaround to greater cost-effectiveness, provided that IT-enabled sensors are used by the utilities. For the transport of the sensor data to the Internet, evaluation of the data in a cloud, regular information of the utility – as already explained in example 1l – the proven DATA EAGLE 7000 complete package of gateways, managed connectivity and cloud service and – if desired – its operation by Schildknecht AG or its representative – is available.
In view of the hundreds of thousands of local transformer stations in Germany, for example, this Energy Monitoring System (Sensor-as-a-Service) application offers an immensely high savings potential!