Huawei and Oracle officially signed a ‘Power IoT Ecosystem Partnership’ MOU recently, which will see continued co-operation around the marketing and sales of the Huawei advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution with Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management (MDM), Oracle Utilities Smart Grid Gateway (SGG) and related Oracle Utilities products.
Huawei, a Platinum member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, and Oracle plan to continue co-operating around customer requirements, with the parties able to make use of Huawei’s information and communication technology products and solutions, in co-ordination with Oracle’s R&D, implementation and outsourcing services in the utility industry.
The idea is that by collaborating the two companies will be able to provide a more robust end-to-end AMI solution helping power and grid companies to improve customer experience and operation efficiency, achieve energy saving and emission reduction.
Huawei’s AMI solution can manage smart meters, communications networks and head end systems using Oracle Utilities MDM, Oracle Utilities SGG, and Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing (CC&B) to support MDAS and customer systems.
Previously, Huawei and Oracle completed integration testing for the Huawei AMI Solution Head End System and Oracle Utilities MDM and Oracle Utilities SGG. Both parties used standard IT technology under open architecture to achieve interconnectivity.
Oracle Utilities MDM provides management of meter commands for remote switch, data and event access and meter ping. With these functions Oracle Utilities MDM and Huawei HES work together to optimise AMI scenarios, such as smart meter implementation, remote control, power-theft analysis and power quality analysis.
Based on the success of the integration test and technology seminar, Huawei and Oracle officially agreed to continue co-operation, which should help boost the global grid construction and leverage global knowledge around utilities’ maturity and direction.
Huawei Energy Solution managing director, Cong Peijin, said: “Huawei is very glad to establish a favourable co-operation relationship with Oracle in connected smart grid territory. We plan to increase strategic investment in solution construction, market expansion projects and joint marketing, conduct the co-operation deeply and consistently, and to finally achieve a win-win business situation.”
Oracle Greater China regional senior director sales, Stuart Shaw, said: “Oracle is looking forward to working together with Huawei in marketing, sales and technology to take the AMI Solution into the target sectors. Huawei along with Oracle’s utility and customer experience will jointly approach the customer opportunity and achieve a win-win business situation.”