Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) announces a collaboration with Elgama-Elektronika, a Lithuania-based manufacturer of static electricity meters. Elgama will design electricity meters enabled by ADI’s mSure® diagnostics technology to help utilities remotely monitor accuracy of meters in the field. This allows meters to have greater useful life while reducing overall costs of meter sample testing. In addition, meter tampering accounts for 10 percent of stolen energy worldwide – a nearly $100 billion revenue loss for utilities in Europe alone and ADI’s mSure technology can provide actionable intelligence to identify many different types of meter tampers. Elgama plans to bring these meters to market by the end of 2020.
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Elgama-Elektronika to Design Electricity Meters with Analog Devices’ mSure® Technology for Remote Accuracy Monitoring and Enhanced Tamper Detection (Photo: Business Wire)
“Intelligence based on the direct measurement of electric meter health will help utilities make quick and confident decisions by identifying out-of-specification meters, detecting meter malfunction, and confirming and quantifying more tamper events. mSure is a promising solution towards achieving these goals and optimizing meter reverification costs,” said Dr. Nerijus Kruopis, Chief Technology Officer, Elgama-Elektronika. “ADI has rich expertise here and they understand our challenges. In-field accuracy verification is costlier and inconvenient to customers. An mSure-enabled meter checks the accuracy of the entire metrology function, while in the field and in full operation, leading to direct cost savings and customer service improvements. We have eagerly begun having technical conversations with several utilities in our market to help facilitate the implementation of mSure technology as a standard practice for ensuring greater meter accuracy.”
Currently, when managing meter assets over their deployed lifetime, utilities check meters in the field on a case-by-case basis, replacing good meters based on age rather than need and investigating false tamper alerts. mSure, when combined with an analytics service, directly monitors meter accuracy and reports data back on individual meter health, helping to identify both malfunctioning meters and more electricity tamper cases. Raw data generated by mSure-enabled meters is provided to and processed by a cloud-based analytics service, allowing utilities to run reports on their entire meter population at desired intervals.
“We are excited to see companies like Elgama adopting our meter health technology to meet the needs of their utility customers. mSure enables utilities to both monitor meter accuracy with specificity to the individual meter and allow better protection against revenue loss through advanced meter tamper detection,” said Vitaly Goltsberg, Director of the Energy business unit at Analog Devices. “Analog Devices’ edge-to-cloud meter analytics solution gives electrical utilities actionable intelligence to decrease operational expenses and capital spending, reduce risk, protect revenue, and enhance trust in their brand.”
Dr. Nerijus Kruopis will join ADI at booth #Q130 at European Utility Week, Nov. 12 – 14, 2019 at Porte de Versailles in Paris, France.
Learn more about mSure at http://www.analog.com/msure.
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“ELGAMA-ELEKTRONIKA” Ltd. is the leading manufacturer of static electricity meters in the Baltic region and operates in over 20 countries across four continents. The company develops and produces the whole range of devices for electricity measurement, control and management applied in residential, commercial and industrial sectors. It together with partners as well presents smart metering solutions applied for utility needs at metering data management level. More information is available at www.elgama.eu.
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