Processing and distributing data
MECOMS 365 smoothly processes millions of meter readings and converts them into consumptions. The data is validated using flexible rules, as they are subject to frequent (regulatory) change. Next, MECOMS 365 uses meter certificates to convert meter readings into consumptions. This ensures that readings of a diverse, historically grown metering park are processed consistently. Complex metering configurations, often with local production, are seamlessly taken into account.
Automatic Meter Readings
Automatic Meter Readings (AMR) of large industrial customers are read every 15 minutes and sent to Fluvius on a daily basis. MECOMS 365 takes care of all relevant factors such as copper/iron losses, estimation of missing values and control meters.
Furthermore, Fluvius was assigned the task to provide consumption data of the 500 largest gas customers. Since Belgium does not have sufficient gas storage to handle a temporary imbalance or shortage of natural gas, this data enables timely prediction of imbalances. This process is completely handled as a core process in MECOMS 365. The system collects and calculates the most recent consumption values on an hourly basis, and forwards it to the market parties that need it.
Infeed and allocation
MECOMS 365 calculates all energy injected by the TSO and exchanged between the various regions. This is set off against all the consumption that has been measured and allocated over all the suppliers that invoice the energy.
The charges for the use of the grid are calculated by MECOMS 365 and sent out to the suppliers for invoicing to the end users. Both the individual calculations as summary invoices per supplier are provided.