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Smart Meter Rollout 2017

Communication solutions for energy producers

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Smart Meter Rollout 2017 –things are about to get seriously complex for energy producers

Communication solutions for energy producers

Integrated and smart – that is how many actors picture the energy market of the future. Smart metering constitutes a key component of this. Smart meter gateways (SMGw) form the key components of an intelligent measurement system (iMSys).

The draft bill of the Smart Metering Act requires renewable energy plants to have intelligent measurement systems by 2017. These should also meet the latest security requirements of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

Those who migrate their ICT infrastructure to mdex by the 2017 changeover period would also be compliant with BSI requirements and would have another 8 years to plan the smart meter switch with us.

mdex ICT solutions

More than just smart, highly secure

Controversy
in the draft

Communication
Concept

IT security under
ISO 27001

At the moment, control connections are realised with ripple control technology or IP-based via DSL, fibre-optic or mobile networks. Distribution system operators use these existing infrastructures for feed-in management too. The legislator stipulates however that the establishment of connections for the control of networks is to work differently in future:

An iMSys (intelligent measurement system) is to replace the existing control connections - and this is scheduled to take by 2017.

Smart metering is on its way

There are however also producers that view the upcoming developments with less concern because they do not have as limited a time window. The reason for this is a right of continuance provision for existing plants. All plants already commissioned or commissioned by 31.12.2016 and already in compliance with the security recommendations of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) will enjoy 8 years’ right of continuance.

The solution

Smart Meter Kommunikation

Controversy
in the draft

Communication
Concept

IT security under
ISO 27001

As an ISO/IEC 27001-certified ICT service provider for the energy sector mdex has already gained extensive experience with ISO/IEC-27001-compliant communication solutions in the control and surveillance of, for example, local transformer stations, renewable power station feed-in management and in the demanding energy balancing market.

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The data-technical linking of power plants can take place via various transport media such as DSL, mobile networks or satellite. It fits in with existing ICT infrastructures easily and quickly - an “ISO 27001 plug-in” as it were. This involves the ready-to-use, single-source dispatch of all the necessary communication elements and management throughout their entire life cycle - including configuration and firmware updates. The certified ICT infrastructure can also be operated by the customer directly.

mdex assists you in creating your own TSO-compliant communication concept.

mdex uses tried-and-tested and accepted communication models which are already being put to use with great success.

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Controversy
in the draft

Communication
concept

IT security under
ISO 27001

As an ISO/IEC 27001-certified ICT service provider for the energy sector mdex has already gained extensive experience with ISO/IEC-27001-compliant communication solutions in the control and surveillance of, for example, local transformer stations, renewable power station feed-in management and in the demanding energy balancing market.

As an operator of subsystems, we ensure that you comply with the protection regulations by contract.
Access our communication infrastructure and Save time and resources when you change your systems (24-month period after the entry into force of the IT Security Catalog). Find out more on the mdex topic page ISO 27001

mdex IT security under ISO 27001

As an ISO/IEC 27001-certified ICT service provider for the energy sector mdex has already gained extensive experience with ISO/IEC-27001-compliant communication solutions in the control and surveillance of, for example, local transformer stations, renewable power station feed-in management and in the controlling energy market.

As an operator of subsystems, we ensure that you comply with the protection regulations by contract.
Access our communication infrastructure and save time and resources when you change your systems (24-month period after the entry into force of the IT Security Catalog).

Best Practise: mdex Controlling Power Plattform

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