Tuesday, May 02, 2006

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What is ISU EDM - Energy Data Management

I had a presentation on SAP Utilities - EDM (Energy Data Management) module and I want to share some info about EDM.

What is EDM?
EDM is a special module part of SAP Utilities Industry Solution to manage the energy data of a utility company such as load shapes and standard load profiles. Based on this data we can make Real Time Pricing and Settlement.

What is EDM Repository?
EMD has a Repository where all types of energy and energy-related data can be managed especially measurements in euidistant time interval ( 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 1 day).

What is Real Time Pricing?
Real time pricing is special type of billing based on load shapes. Basically we can bill each time interval (15 mins, 30 mins, 1 hour, etc) with a different price, for example the spot price. This type of billing is used for really big customers which have huge energy consumption.

What is Settlement?.
Settlement in EDM means settlement of energy quantities. All input data required for settlement comes from EDM Repository. For example we can calculate the total load of a grid and send it to a market partner.

EDM module is implemented by all big utility companies to help them achive better energy data management, to forecast the consumption and to settle the energy quantities supplied trought a utility network.

If you have questions on this topic do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment.