NB-Fi for Smart electricity meters - case study

Smart electricity meters for flats and houses across all country

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Smart Grids
Smart electricity meters for flats and houses across all country

WAVIoT single-phase and three-phase electricity meters are widely installed in more than 40 country regions in apartment buildings and houses in large cities and suburban villages.

Installed WAVIoT electricity meters transfer data to local energy supply companies. Some projects have seen the installation of WAVIoT Water Meters that use the same NB-Fi network infrastructure. Readings from WAVIoT Water Meters are transmitted to utility service companies that later generate bills for water consumption. One of the examples of such projects is a roll-out in Znamenskiy village located just outside of Krasnodar.

WAVIoT has equipped more than 700 private houses with smart electricity meters. WAVIoT MDM system automatically transfers readings from electricity meters to the supplier – a utility service company. Residents can monitor their energy consumption and expenses through the mobile application and WAVIoT Meter Data Management system, and also can switch off the load relay of their electricity meters via the mobile application or MDM system.

The complexity of the project was that the residents’ territories are private, and the inspectors did not have permanent access to the meters for periodical control. This caused some fraud incidents and reduced the transparency for the supplier. New WAVIoT electricity meters were installed on power utility poles outside the residents’ land plots.

The advantage of WAVIoT Smart Grid system is that there is no need to go from house to house, to the yards, and take electrical meter readings. At any time of day, it is possible to get the readings remotely, and also to limit the power consumption or switch off the meter’s relay for those who didn’t pay. Unauthorized connections to the electric grid and theft of electricity are now impossible. Residents of the village are happy about this because there no longer have to pay for a neighbor who steals electricity. The system works perfectly: no failures were observed. We are planning to install WAVIoT water and gas meters as well.

Mr. Boldyrev, the Chairman of the Board of utility service company in Znamenskiy village

The second example are Smart meters in Mysy village in the Chelyabinsk region, that is located far away from the city. Half of the village is not covered by the GSM network.

Base station with ethernet cable was installed on the top of one tall house. Wireless WAVIoT electricity meters were installed for each house, either inside or outside, on the power utility poles. New WAVIoT electricity meters enable consumers to switch from the single rate tariff to the three rate tariff with peak, medium and off-peak rates. Three rate tarrif scheme helped consumers to reduce their expenses by 15% in average.

Single-phase Split meter installation example

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Base Station installation example

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We used to spend a couple of days for actual data acquisition and processing. Today we do it without leaving the office. The theft issue has completely disappeared. So far, we have installed more than 700 WAVIoT Split Electricity meters and are planning to roll out another 500 meters, equipping other utilities with smart WAVIoT solutions

Mr. Karpov, the Head of utility service company for Mysy village

Utility management and service companies in the regions often recommend WAVIoT system to their partners and neighbors. That is how projects for 1,000-2,000 WAVIoT smart meters turn into large-scale solutions with hundreds of thousands of installations.


Products of case study


WAVIoT IoT Platform

WAVIoT IoT Platform for the Internet of Things and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a comprehensive solution to process all information from various IoT devices with NB-Fi transceiver that transmit data via the NB-Fi network.

WAVIoT IoT Platform can be used in Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Smart Grid systems for power transmission and distribution, utility supply and management, energy services, agriculture, manufacturing, transport and logistics. WAVIoT IoT Platform collects, analyzes and stores data from millions of devices. The energy and utility sector will greatly benefit from the implementation of WAVIoT IoT Platform, as it reduces costs, increases convenience and improves security for the suppliers, customers and consumers.
WAVIoT IoT Platform is a cloud-based software that consists of the NB-Fi server (Head End System or HES) and the Meter Data Management System (MDM system or MDMS). WAVIoT IoT Platform collects and processes primary information from utility meters, sensors, gauges and other IoT devices, and provides tools for data analysis and visualization. Flexible API capabilities ensures integration with other IT systems, expanding the range of possible use cases.

WAVIoT IoT Platform can be installed in a corporate network and integrated with corporate AMI or enterprise system.

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