Together with our partner Tieto Austria, we support the cooperation partners in Styria during the tendering and implementation of their smart meter infrastructure.
There's no doubt that the introduction of smart metering is one of the radical changes in the energy industry in recent years. Huge investments in information and telecommunication technology as well as digital power meters with an envisaged life cycle of over 10 years are a big challenge for conceptual design, tendering strategy and technology selection. With our long-term, real-world experience with smart meter rollouts in the nordics, our technical competence, and the skills and methods acquired in many large projects, our consultants stand for real added value and provide the decision makers in Styria with a safe basis for smart meter rollout. By making use of latest tools for requirements engineering, we elaborate efficient structures for requirements elicitation, specification, review and traceability during the tender phase.
Embedded into a larger program, we support the smart meter infrastructure tender, which follows a multi-vendor strategy (PLC and P2P), the IT backend tender including the key management systems, as well as the tender for rollout support. Even so, the larger challenge is still to come - the implementation and integration of the existing backend systems including the adaptation of business processes and the infrastructure rollout in all typical phases - pre-rollout, mass rollout and clean-up.