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Improved Operational Performance for South American Utility Firm

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 Improved Operational Performance for South American Utility Firm  - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Networks & Connectivity - Cellular
  • Networks & Connectivity - Gateways
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS) - Connectivity Platforms
Applicable Industries
  • Utilities
Applicable Functions
  • Business Operation
About The Customer
Biggest south American utility in terms of energy generation, (38% of Brazilian energy) and distribution (57% of Brazilian grid).
The Challenge

In 2012 the company, in partnership with The World Bank, launched Projeto Energia + to improve operational and fnancial performance in six Northern and Northwestern states of Brazil, as well as the management of the six distribution units. These regions, according to the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL) register 22% and 10% respectively of non technical losses, the highest rates in the country. In 2014 they launched the AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) bid.

The Solution

Telefonica acted as the communications service provider in this case. They will provide: Communication service (Cellular and Fixed): - Cellular communications for isolated points, concentration and gateways. - Redundant fxed network to connect 7 Metering Centers, 14 fiber links. Operation and Maintenance Network: -Smart m2m platform for cellular communications operation.

Data Collected
Energy Usage, Infrastructure Condition, Operation Performance
Operational Impact
  • [Cost Reduction - Energy]
    significant energy loss reduction
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Operation]
    Better operational performance in the six distribution units.

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