Anže Hrast (2008) Performance analysis of software »SEP2W System« solution used for automatic energy metering. EngD thesis.
Monitoring energy consumption is still largely accomplished manually. Automatic monitoring is gradually appearing in electricity distribution companies, but this process is slow. However, in the next few years the situation can change completely and so companies will be changing their infrastructure. Iskraemeco d. d. company has developed a system for automatic reading and management of metering infrastructure that can supposedly handle up to 1,000,000 meters. Until recently this system was under development and, during that time, all efforts were concentrated on its functionality. Performance problems that occurred during functionality testing were solved. Since SEP recently hit the market, tests concerning performance issues had to be performed. For this purpose, it was established a test environment that mimicked real-life conditions as closely as possible, where tests were conducted. Problems were to occur with communication paths and while storing data. During the testing process other bottlenecks also appeared. The most concerning one was the system demand for memory. There are solutions to be found for all the bottlenecks, but some are more appropriate for the system than the other.
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