Smart Meter Solutions

Developments such as the privatization of electricity distribution companies, the separation of supply companies and distribution companies, and the liberalization of the market require the electricity grid to keep up with and contribute to these changes. Meter and other measurement systems, which are important elements of the electrical network, also take their share from these developments. The dissemination of smart meter systems has been a hot topic of discussion in all liberalizing electricity markets, especially in Europe.

The purpose of the IEC61850 standard is to enable the use of ethernet technology in substation automation. The aim is to reduce the costs by eliminating the need for a new communication protocol using the TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) protocol and to process the signal exchange processes faster. Thus, automations to be used in power plants will be standardized with IEC61850.

It is in a pioneering position in the implementation of smart meter systems, especially the participation of consumers and distributed production facilities in the market, energy saving, balancing of peak demands, and integration of new technologies into the system. For this reason, many countries have accelerated their investments in this area, and international platforms and regulatory institutions have created approach strategies. With the developments in meter and communication technologies and R&D studies, the idea of remote access to meter data in more frequent periods has brought smart meter systems investments to the agenda. Smart metering systems investments have started primarily for users with high consumption, where receivables management and financial settlement efforts are important.

Turkey is entering a period in which decisive steps should be taken towards the smart meter systems strategy and the studies should be carried out in coordination. At this point, the need to clarify the duties and responsibilities of all stakeholders by putting forward a road map in order to maximize the benefit to be obtained from the investments to be made and to prevent the unnecessary investments comes to the forefront.


Smart Meter gateways provide advanced protocol conversion and automation functions to improve control and data usage of smart meters. The gateway collects data in real time from one or more smart meters via measurement protocols such as DLMS, IEC 62056–21 and Modbus and then transfers them to a control and control system such as a control center or SCADA. Using the smart meter gateway as a bridge allows to securely access and collect data from "not so smart" meters, as the data can be processed and encrypted before being transmitted to the control system.

Data should usually be encapsulated for transfers over layers (eg serial over TCP/IP, DLMS wrapper) or converted to standard communication protocols such as IEC61850, IEC60870 5–101/104, Modbus and DNP3.0. Some gateways can also process and concentrate data and also run automation sequences in the field to further optimize the use of measurement data and therefore the energetic performance of the plant.

Gateway is a network button that connects two networks to each other using different protocols, it also acts as a "Gate". This could be a router, server, or other device that allows data to flow in and out of its network.

Gateway is also called Protocol Converter which can communicate between two networks using the same protocol or different protocol. It can store and process the data obtained by the meter, then convert, encrypt and send the data to consumers and energy. Energy consumption, load shifting, demand response management etc. The meter gateway can be installed individually or integrated into devices, for example.

Service providers use various methods to automate the data collection task. Thanks to the benefits brought by IoT, service provider companies apply cellular communication to their devices at endpoints, offering users the opportunity to access and save their data remotely.

Ensuring Smart Meters and Their Security

It is possible to draw and apply classical grid and different smart grid topologies depending on the technological possibilities and other parameters that can be applied while creating the system. However, in these applications, the component that does not always change and has the highest importance is the counter. It is not possible to talk about the reliability of a system without a reliable meter infrastructure. In addition, the importance of meters in the system dates back to the implementation of smart grids. It is a fact that meters will maintain their importance in smart grid applications.

As in energy networks, meters have changed over time all over the world and in our country. While mechanical meters were used until 2001, after this date, the transition to electronic meters with more accurate measurement features and tariff application capability has been achieved. It is expected that mechanical meters will be completely obsolete in the near future.

Meters are the first point where valuable data belonging to an energy network are produced. One of the basic principles regarding the protection of information is to protect the data as close to its original source as possible.

Protecting information at the first point (cryptographically encrypting, signing, etc.) can prevent many attacks on information at a later point.

From the opposite point of view, it will be more difficult to protect the information that is not protected at the first point, or to ensure the reliability of this protection at later points. For example, let's take an advanced smart grid structure. Let's assume that user consumption information is not protected on meters, but is protected by strong measures against cyber threats on transmission lines. If the attacker (this may also be the counter user) accesses the meter and interferes with the accuracy of the consumption information, no matter how strong the data transmission lines are protected, false data on which the intervention has been made will reach the center. This example does not mean that cyber security is not important in transmission lines in smart grids, but emphasizes the place of meters in system security. After the integration of the meters, which have the capacity to provide end-to-end security with the center they are connected to, into the system, full security can be achieved by closing the exposed points in the network security area, according to the analysis made.

With EUTO Smart Grid Solutions, It Provides You Now Access to the Network Technologies of the Future

  • We provide higher security through both remote reading of consumer data and direct encryption for smart systems.
  • We offer all-in-one solutions that combine time management, load curve acquisition, data concentration, protocol conversion, real-time data collection, transfer and storage.
  • Our devices have internal data storage capability with high precision timestamps to prevent any data loss.
  • Electricity Distribution Companies, Electricity Wholesale and Retail Sales Companies, Electricity Production Plants, Virtual Power Plant Operators, Organized Industrial Zones, Mass Housing and Shopping Centers, Factory Automation and Domestic Energy Monitoring Systems, Chain Stores, Fuel Stations, By integrating the electricity measurement technologies developed by EUTO into Smart Grid solutions for our customers who provide services to Electric Vehicle Fleet Operators, Highway Operators and many other application areas; We are making the electricity grids of the future a reality for you already.
  • With EUTO Smart Grid Solutions; data security is maximized; which reduces your operational costs very much and to its users; home automation interfaces, by providing instant notifications via online or mobile access over the web; We enable them to completely change their traditional electricity consumption habits.
  • We read all the data coming from electricity subscribers quickly and securely with the Data Collector designed with the most powerful software and hardware features, and turn it into solutions that will create added value with the Smart Meter Data Management Software. Smart Grid transformation will be more efficient, more beneficial, safer and more sustainable with EUTO Smart Grid Solutions.