HANNOVER, Germany, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei released an AMI solution with integration to the SAP for Utilities solution portfolio at the CeBIT 2017.
With the gradual depletion of traditional fossil fuels, innovations like new energies, electric cars and micro-grid are emerging, and the structure of energy production and consumption is also progressively changing. All processes across the power grid, including generation, transmission, transformation, distribution and consumption, must be precisely coordinated to meet the needs of new businesses. At present, the smart grid has become an important initiative taken by the world's major countries, especially the developed countries and emerging economies, to cope with environmental changes, develop green economy and improve energy efficiency.
Although the progress of smart grid development varies in different countries, the common focus is to attach a high priority to AMI construction. By 2022, the forecast penetration rate of smart meters will reach over 70% in China and nearly 91% in the United States. The European Union aims to replace at least 80% of electricity meters with smart meters by 2020. Despite starting late, African countries are also vigorously constructing smart grids, to reduce power theft and improve the stability of power supply.
As a key component in the smart grid, AMI consists of smart meters, Metering Communications Infrastructure (MCI), and Meter Data Management System (MDMS). According to a report entitled Utility AMI Analytics for the Smart Grid 2013-2020: Applications, Markets and Strategies released by Research and Markets, except the meters and communications infrastructure, aggregated expenditure on AMI analytics is expected to total US$9.7 billion by 2020. As the market develops, integrated analytics solution will be available, and more business opportunities will be created for the vendors that do not require customization and integration.
Huawei and SAP have the mission to design, build and lead a high-performance partnership with end-to-end solutions for customers that can help create a better-connected world and improve people's lives through the SAP for Utilities solution portfolio and Huawei's Technology Innovation.
SAP has recently certified the integration of the Huawei AMI solution with the SAP for Utilities solution. Huawei and SAP plan to further collaborate in the area of smart metering.
With the booming AMI construction around the globe, power companies should preferably consider open platform and viable ecosystem when choosing AMI providers. Positioned to be the best ICT solution provider for smart grids, Huawei will leverage its advantages to unite developers and partners in the power industry. Based on Huawei's comprehensive open ICT infrastructure, innovations will be made to build a cooperative, win-win ecosystem.
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