Smart Prepayment
Bill as You Go, with Real-Time Data
A system of real-time sensors and data analysis to streamline utility billing.
Our Smart Prepayment solution integrates a vending system with powerful AMI infrastructure.

This comprehensive service facilitates a range of functions, including remote prepayment, meter reading, remote control, and more. Using advanced communication and metering technologies our Smart Prepayment solution measures, detects, collects, manages, and analyzes energy data automatically, providing valuable insight to both utility and customer. It serves as a qualified, reliable, and secure electrical service for customers to allocate their resources much more reasonably, reducing the loss of energy and saving costs.

Challenges
  • Customers often poorly understand their own consumption
  • Paper bills are cumbersome and unsustainable
  • Old meter infrastructure must still be checked manually
Opportunities
  • Avoid expending resources on customer complaints
  • Build customer relations with flexible payment options
  • Easy admin with automated billing and paperless payment
Benefits
  •  Credit can be purchased through an app anywhere and anytime
  • Utilities save immense resources on administration and complaint resolution
  • Multiple and remote interfaces, with meter and billing data on a mobile app
  • Customer relations are improved through transparent, real-time data.

 

DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM:
Operation and automation of energy grid. Continious grid health and quality control. Utilizing edge computing on smart meters d sensors and involving IoT on the system level.

RENEWABLESs:
Management of distributed resources: generation, consumption and storage. Energy origin enablement: type, amounts and origin of energy.

MICROGRID:
Support to communities to efficiently operate the local generation, consumption and storage. Inclusion of weather data and social aspects together with energy data for forecasting.

ANCILLARY SERVICESs:
Systems to support terciary and secondary reserve services. Enablement of community supported management of distributed resources.

TRADING SERVICES:
Energy data exchange for Smart Grid stakeholders.

Why Iskraemeco

Utilities have better control over their grids leading to savings on technical & commercial losses.

Smart prepayment components
HARDWARE

Customer interface unit (CIU)
Communicates with metering unit by MBUS, RF or PLC for energy consumption and credit balance monitoring, credit limitation alarming, and credit charging.
Prepaid Meters
Single or 3-phase devices measure consumption per residence.
Data Concentrator Unit (DCU)
Collects data from a group of meters usually through G3-PLC communication.
Network
Connects the DCUs with the Data Center / Webclient (or POS) usually though either GPRS or Ethernet communication.

SOFTWARE

Web Client
A workstation registered in the system that can charge customers, display reports, communicate with the meter, etc.

SERVICES

Data Center and Head Office
Virtual infrastructure for housing computer, server and networking systems, software system and company’s IT needs. A platform or database and application in this solution.

Success stories

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TURN-KEY SOLUTION FOR AN ACTIVE GRID
FAIR AND DUAL-FUEL SOLUTION