Clarity to implement Singapore’s intelligent energy pilot

Clarity is working in partnership with ST Electronics to roll-out smart metering infrastructure, protocols and standards for Singapore’s Intelligent Energy System (IES) pilot project.

Singapore’s smarter power grids will provide customers with greater reliability, choice and control over their electricity consumption. Phase one of the project will involve around 4500 customers in residential, commercial and industrial settings.

The IES is an step towards a smarter power grid, which will provide its consumers more information, choice and control over their electricity usage.

The project was awarded by Singapore’s Energy Market Authority (EMA) to Accenture with ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems) as a technology partner.

Phase one (which last till 2012) will involve customers in residential, commercial and industrial settings, including the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) campus, the Cleantech Park at Jalan Bahar and the Punggol Eco-Precinct. A key emphasis will be to establish the smart metering communications protocols and standards. The focus will be on implementing the infrastructure that consists of the advanced metering infrastructure and the communications system.

Clarity will be working with ST Electronics and Accenture to deliver a unified operational management system that will centralise the collection and processing of data from multiple last mile technologies, initially to include RF mesh and PLC, monitor the performance of the last mile system and manage the distribution of data to other operational systems such as the meter data management system.

“Singapore’s IES pilot will help provide customers with greater reliability, choice and control over their electricity consumption,” said Bob Darwin, vice president for global utilities at Clarity.

“We are delighted to be part of the IES pilot project’s phase one for our unique capabilities by delivering a unified and standard-based head-end solution to support multiple meter vendors and last mile technologies.

“This flexibility will enable other global markets and jurisdictions to be best positioned to deal with the many new and significant real-time, two-way challenges that lie ahead on the journey towards smarter networks including having a standard-based solution to manage the communications between customers’ homes and appliances and utility grids across any last mile solution.”

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