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High-level Deutsche Telekom presence again at Metering Europe in Amsterdam in October?Data protection is a top priority at Telekom? (September 13, 2012)
Consumers are becoming business partners
Says Mrs Riedmann de Trinidad: ?The energy transition is perhaps the most significant paradigm shift since the industrial revolution: consumers are becoming business partners. Instead of dealing with a few central power plants, many decentralized energy producers ? who are not centrally managed or coordinated ? will be impacting the market. If the energy sector continues metering in 15-minute intervals, we will have 35,000 data sets per customer each year, whereas today we have only one data set per customer.?
She continues: ?companies that have traditionally generated and distributed energy will evolve into power distribution enterprises that require huge volumes of data. Thus, information technology and processing will play a decisive role in the energy industry.?
Data protection top priority at Telekom
The head of the Group business area Energy at Deutsche Telekom says data protection is a top priority at Telekom, ?and it is an element of product and solution development from the very start. Since 2008 we have continually worked on a data privacy concept for smart metering ? the specifics are described in a 56-page manual. For example, the guidelines state that energy data may only be communicated in encrypted form, with a signature and in safeguarded network segments only. You will probably also find these and similar requirements in the official German Protection Profile. Informational self-determination is highly valued and regarded in German law. This has an impact on many areas.?
Mrs Riedmann De Trinidad says Deutsche Telekom?s main message at Metering Europe will be that ?the energy shift involves challenges and opportunities. Those who recognize the opportunities will be in a position to offer customers innovative services while generating business and value.?
Deutsche Telekom speakers at Metering, Billing/CRM Europe include:
? From CHP to VPP - how to create value for all market roles?
Werner Kremer, Head of Smart Grids, T-Systems
? Cloud made in Germany: from big data handling to billing
and change processes
Rolf Mueller-Hermes, Senior Solution Consultant Energy, T-Systems
? Prepaid as an IT solution
Andreas Falkner, VP Operations Energy, T-Systems
? Key lessons in building a winning partnership: insights from Deutsche Telekom
- Progress in building the Qivicon partnership
- Finding synergy and shared benefits in partnering
- Partnering as the key to successfully commercialising
Holger Knöpke, Vice President Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom
The exhibition, the largest in the industry on the continent, will gather more than 320 solution providers under one roof, with the latest utility technology on display.
Co-located events to Metering, Billing/CRM Europe in Amsterdam from 9-11 October are Transmission & Distribution Europe as well as Smart Homes 2012.
Event dates and location:
9-11 October 2012
Amsterdam RAI, The Netherlands
Event website: www.metering-europe.com
Related Keywords:Smart Homes 2012, smart grids, Amsterdam, Metering Europe, The Netherlands, Synergy, Clarion Events, energy efficiency, Deutsche Telekom, T-Systems, Gabriele Riedmann de Trinidad
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