Energy data are the basis of digital methods and business models. But first they need to be collected. Energy self-sufficient sensor technologies measure physical parameters efficiently. Sensor networks with lowest energy consumption collect data and pass them to gateways. In this context, intelligent measurement systems like Smart Meter can make a crucial contribution, as they can record the consumption and generation of electricity, cold, heat, gas and water in a reliable, high-availability architecture.
State-of-the-art measurement devices like the Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) allow for precise condition monitoring of smart grids. These devices can synchronously measure the load in the grid und analyze errors.
The Fraunhofer Energy Alliance offers its customers reliable solutions for data collection to implement business transactions. They are the basis for the data pool, which allows for extensive utilization with regard to energy efficiency analysis, customer service and market integration.