Smart Grid

Introduction

The term “Smart Grid” illustrates the idea of using the hardware & software technology, communication systems & information technology for monitoring, control & automation over the energy grids (electricity, water, gas) in order to increase the energy management level in production, transmission & distribution layers. The main issue in smart grid is to implement a system for transmitting and gathering the meters’ data in a central server in order to analyze them and manage the energy consumption or production. Such a system is called AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure). AMI consists of three subsystems: 1. Metering subsystem (electricity meters, water meters, gas meter & etc.) 2. Communication subsystem (wired & wire-less communication devices & networks) 3. Central subsystem (data centers & data management software) In implementing the AMI system, the characteristics & requirements of each of the subsystems along with their interactivity with each other should be taken into account. The integrated & systematical approach toward the AMI system is one the FANAP solution which decided to implement in Turkmenistan.

Characteristics

  • Ability to work with both online and offline billing agencies
  • Straightforward integration with any brand of channel
  • Multi-operator Management
  • Customized service for billing agencies

Advantage

  • Reduced time needed to make payments
  • Reduced cost of making payments
  • Reduced suspension of service
  • Variety payment channels
  • Makes bill paying convenient

Smart Grid

Success Story

FANAP's Loyalty system is implemented in two of the largest sports clubs in Iran namely Persepolis and Esteghlal. The system is providing loyalty services to over 35 million members in terms of rewards, virtual currency, online contents and integration with FANAP's enterprise payment system. The fans can earn, save, and pay the loyalty points in the extended merchant and virtual stores which are connected to the loyalty system.