Kamstrup A/S and Powel AS have entered into a partnership that will enable utilities that are using both the Powel ELIN system and Kamstrup's advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) to base the integration between the two systems on a standard adaptor.

The combined solution will give utilities an efficient meter-to-cash machine and, at the same time, be a solid foundation on which utilities can build and realize their smart grid vision.

Powel ELIN is a vendor-independent system that collects and manages consumption data, alarms and events from virtually any utility meter or submeter using open protocols. Kamstrup's AMI consists of an open, interoperable head-end system; a high-performance, highly scalable and future-proof wireless communications infrastructure; and smart meters.

The adaptor will be available in a basic version supporting the meter-to-cash process via integration between Powel ELIN and Kamstrup's headend, Kamstrup UtiliDriver, and in an extended version, which adds integration with smart grid, distribution management systems and SCADA. The extended version will take advantage of the push alarm functionality in Kamstrup's smart meters and in Kamstrup UtiliKeeper used for monitoring and control of secondary substations.

To learn more, visit www.powel.com and www.kamstrup.com.