Kiwigrid presents smart meter gateway with value-added features

2/3/17, 8:00 AM -

New features enabled by Kiwigrid’s smart meter gateway include the monitoring of solar panels, battery chargers, heat pumps and more.

New features enabled by Kiwigrid’s smart meter gateway include the monitoring of solar panels, battery chargers and heat pumps and more.
Kiwigrid developed the Smart Meter Gateway in partnership with the Aachen-based company Devolo.

The intelligent metering system from Dresden-based Kiwigrid is compatible with all leading gateway administrators and consists of three components: the legally conformant Smart Meter Gateway, the operating system embedded within the gateway, and cloud-based software solutions for energy management.

The value-added features enabled by Kiwigrid’s smart meter gateway include the monitoring of solar panels, battery chargers and heat pumps, as well as private consumption optimization, peak load management, pooling, sub-metering, tenant electricity supply models, and intelligent charging station management. According to Joscha Köllner, Head of Sales at Kiwigrid, this results in energy suppliers being able to access “application scenarios and business models that far exceed the legal requirements of a smart metering system.” Kiwigrid provides energy management in form of so-called software-as-a-service. “Energy suppliers thereby avoid high investment costs and can begin with the marketing of value-added services immediately,” Köllner goes on to say.

The SMGW by Kiwigrid was developed in accordance with all legal requirements. This includes the requirements of the Federal Ministry for Information Security (Bundesministerium für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI)) in regard to communications security and data protection, the guidelines set by the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in accordance with metering and calibration regulations relating to meter data acquisition and processing, as well as the minimum requirements for interoperable and non-proprietary metering systems set out by Forum Netztechnik/Netzbetrieb (FNN).