Offering customers real added value is the top priority for Gruyère Énergie S.A. (GESA). For this reason, an isolated solution, e.g. only for the smart meter area, was out of the question from the beginning, although a corresponding implementation would have resulted in lower investment costs initially.
BN's connectivity platform includes the NMS Prime service platform for provisioning, monitoring and ticketing, which can be integrated very easily via a standardized interface. Furthermore, our GPON-based connectivity enables our customers to have a secure and cost-effective foundation for a digital energy service offering. In addition, a variety of complementary service modules are available to them.
An innovative multi-service offering thanks to GPON connectivity
With our connectivity platform, smart devices are connected to the network via GPON technology. This is in contrast to the Powerline Communication technology (PLC) still widely used in the energy sector, which has reached its technical limits in terms of quality and performance. GPON technology also offers clear advantages over P2P fiber connections, such as lower investment and operating costs, less space requirement, lower energy demand and passive instead of active components in the supply area.
Thus, the connectivity platform creates the basis for an encrypted multi-service offering for smart meters, control, but also for multi-fluid (water, gas, district heating and electricity) as well as new smart building offerings. The configuration of the telecom network required to connect the various smart meters is done through NMS Prime's provisioning platform included in the connectivity platform.