BORG IT has been involved in the planning and implementation of SAP projects for the following customers:
Rollout of 1 Million Smart Meters in Denmark
The energy company Ørsted (then DONG Energy) was faced with the complex task of replacing about 1 million electricity meters at companies, for private end users and for street lighting. Within three years these were to be replaced with smart and remotely readable electricity meters. BORG IT was involved in this project from start to finish - from the tendering process to the commissioning of the meters.
BORG IT became part of this project because we were the only company on the Danish market with practical knowledge of SAP standard integration with systems for managing time series of data readings. Today, the read data are automatically retrieved from the electricity meters and stored in a system that is integrated with SAP. Messages can also be sent and received between electricity meters and SAP. This has significantly reduced the number of on-site visits to customers, which in turn means cost savings.
Initially, we assisted our customer as technical consultants in two major tenders:
- One was the choice of an MDMS system (a system for receiving and checking time series). The MDMS system was to be integrated with SAP business processes using a standard SAP interface and functionality.
- The other tender was to choose an electricity meter manufacturer, who would replace all electricity meters over a 3-year period and maintain them afterwards. Together, Ørsted and the manufacturer planned and developed business processes and an interface for processing work orders.
After the tenders, BORG IT was part of the project planning, requirements specification and introduction of IT systems and processes.
As part of the project, all existing business processes concerning electricity meters at Ørsted were adapted to the smart remote meters:
Master data management (installation, removal, programming, meter exchange)
Reading processes (receiving and checking time series and aperiodic readings)
Switch-on and switch-off processes (meters can be switched on and off remotely) Billing processes (new forms of billing for smart meters)
Market communication (transmission of master data and meter reading data as well as on/off switching on the Danish market)
Request of meter access codes
Receiving alarm messages and information from meters
Programming of electricity meters