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The name says it all: Smart energy management 

SEM makes life easier for energy suppliers – thanks to KBC.

Intelligent energy supply – The smart grid needs smart meters 

Smart meters are the foundation for the smart grid of the future. They enable critical technologies such as distributed renewable energy generation, e-mobility and essential load distribution. The Electricity Directive in the Third Energy Package of the EU supports the introduction of “intelligent metering systems” – smart meters – for all consumers. Nevertheless, numerous business processes of energy suppliers and grid operators are still managed manually, making them correspondingly cost-intensive. A radical transformation is therefore under way in the energy sector, driven by the introduction of smart meters and enabling the digitalization of all manner of business processes.

One of the key components of digitalizing these business processes is the K-Businesscom SEM suite, which serves as a central data hub for receiving, processing and sharing data from diverse systems (billing, SAP, customer portals, smart meters, etc.).


Data validation, processing and distribution – The SEM suite does it all

The SEM suite was developed by K-Businesscom for remote reading and configuration of all digital electricity, gas, water and heating/cooling meters, regardless of manufacturer, type or communication technology. More than 250,000 smart meters are already connected to the SEM suite. When fully rolled out, approximately 35 percent of all smart meters installed in Austria will be managed in the SEM suite.

The meter data received in the SEM suite is checked for plausibility, saved in a managed history and prepared for sharing with subordinate systems (e.g. billing and customer portals). The modern user interface ensures maximum convenience and offers tools to support the smooth operation of a smart meter system, such as … 

  • Dashboards
  • Reports
  • Alarm functions

The suite is even capable of integrating smart meters from various manufacturers using diverse communication technologies.

Extensible as needed – four flexible modules

The modular architecture permits flexible integration of the various SEM systems:

  • Meter data management


  • Headend system


  • Key management


  • Customer portal
KBC SEM Suite System Landscape

Ready for the energy transition? We are!

SEM is the central management tool for smart meter environments to monitor systems and business processes, identify problems and resolve them quickly. Grid operators profit from the introduction of smart metering primarily through efficiency gains in grid operations, especially when it comes to time-consuming processes such as reading, billing, moves and the startup and shutdown of grid systems. The additionally available data in the low-voltage grid also serves as the basis for expanded use of alternative energy carriers and helps ensure stable grid operations.

The benefits at a glance

  • Manufacturer independence

    More than ten different meter systems have been integrated

  • Sub-client separation

    Clever, secure and cost-efficient

  • Modular extensibility

    Four flexible modules

  • Cloud strategy

    Ecosystem extensions in the direction of IoT, smart grid solutions, etc.

KBC is the perfect digitalization partner for grid operators

  • Extensive E2E process know-how – from meters to billing systems, including technical use cases
  • In-depth experience with inhomogeneous landscapes (different meter manufacturers, different system software, different companion standards)
Christian Trupp

Senior Sales Expert Smart Metering | Smart Grid | LoRA WAN
K-Businesscom AG

+43 664 628
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