Network operators are required for the assignment of meter points. Their network operator number is also needed to create meter point descriptions at a location.
In contrast to an energy provider, a network operator is assigned one or several cities. This way, all possible network operators for the respective medium can be automatically pre-selected when setting up a meter point at a location later on. However, this means that to create a meter point, a network operator has to be set up and assigned a medium first.
To add a network operator, proceed as follows:
- Log in as a project manager.
- Switch to the configuration area and click on "Network operator" in your project.
- Click on the button under the list of network operators displayed in the work area.
The network operator number is normally assigned by a central authority. In Germany, this is the BDEW, the German Association of Energy and Water Industries. Typically, users also operate an own internal network. The user also is a network and meter point operator in this case. Since you also have to enter descriptions for internal meter points, you have to add your company as a network operator as well. We recommend you use the number 999998 here.