Smart networks are defined as self-contained systems that reduce the workforce, are economically efficient, aim to provide high quality and safety, transfer energy from source to consumption in the most appropriate and sustainable way, provide integration and are self-sufficient.
What are Smart Networks? – Smart Network Systems
Başarsoft's Smart Network Applications
Today, as in many countries, the importance of smart cities is increasing day by day in our country. In addition to the applications we have developed within the scope of smart cities, we also have many different applications for Smart Networks. The applications we have developed in the field of Smart Networks, used in Turkey and in different countries, are as follows:
Basic Structure of Smart Networks
The working principle of the Smart Network is basically based on the principle of managing the entire energy production and consumption infrastructure from a single center. Each of the natural gas, electricity, water and telecommunication systems is managed from a single center within itself and infrastructure management is carried out by ensuring the efficient operation of the systems. From this point of view, Smart Networks are the integration of computer and network technology into today’s networks through geographic information systems. It processes and interprets the data intelligently and manages the needs according to the data analysis it receives.
Smart Networks, an essential component for smart cities, play a major role in bringing reliability, availability and efficiency into the era. In the transition period from classical grid systems to Smart Networks; testing, technology improvements, consumer education, standards, development of regulations and information sharing between projects will be critical to ensure that the benefits we envision from Smart Networks become reality.
Smart Networks include the following features in terms of structure:
- • Observable (measurable and visualizable),
- • Can be controlled (adjusted and optimized),
- • Automated (adaptive and self-healing),
- • Fully integrated (can work with existing systems by combining various energy sources)
Smart Network Advantages
The advantages of Smart Network systems are:
- • Being able to be managed from a central system,
- • Real-time monitoring and control of networks remotely,
- • Having a GIS-based live database,
- • Management of the inventory in relation to each other, according to the network operating rules and the authorization level of the users,
- • Integration with internal and external systems (Call Center, ABYS, UAVT, SCADA, TAKBİS, ERP, CRM etc.),
- • Consumption and billing analyzes on the basis of subscribers, streets, buildings and areas,
- • New facility, outage, fault-maintenance follow-up and determination of subscribers to be affected,
- • Reducing the loss and leakage rate,
- • Easy management of field teams and intervention as soon as possible during a breakdown,
- • Better planning of the investments that the system will need with the data obtained,
- • Creating customized reports in accordance with efficiency and cost-oriented needs,
- • Cost, energy and time savings.
Smart Network Components
The key components of Smart Networks are:
Smart Remote Central Control • •
Smart Stations• •
Smart Production• •
Smart Distribution• •
Smart Meters• •
Integrated Communication• •
What is Smart Networks Power Management?
Cities are prepared for emergencies such as severe storms, earthquakes or terrorist attacks with a Smart Network system. When a power outage occurs, it detects and isolates them before they turn into large-scale outages. With new technologies, electricity can be directed to the emergency services in case of a power outage during an emergency.
Today, in the event of a power outage in any place where conventional network systems are used, many human activities (such as banking, traffic, etc.) can be disrupted by creating a domino effect. The power outage in India in 2012 can be given as an example. With the collapse of more than half of the electricity grids in India, life in the country came to a standstill for two days. However, if India had been using the Smart Network system instead of the classical grid system, such a large outage would not have occurred. In Smart Network systems, the fault that occurred with instant monitoring could have been detected much earlier. In addition, Smart Networks effectively provide power management by preventing illegal use in countries such as India where the illegal usage rate is high.