The national smart metering program in Iran is known as FAHAM
that stands for the the abbreviation of the project title in Farsi. Like
other AMI projects in the world, the most important challenge to mass
deployment of smart meters is interoperability between all components of system
and providing the unique data model in each communication layers. Therefore, Iran Energy Efficiency
Organization (IEEO-SABA) as leader of AMI project in Iran decided to develop
specifications for making interoperable devices by using international
standards and global successful experiences in these years.
These Specifications are developed by cooperation of
all stakeholders as an expert working group during intensive meetings. This
expert working group is included of Iran Energy Efficiency Organization (IEEO-SABA)
as leader of FAHAM project, Tavanir as supervisor of FAHAM project, EPC companies as contractors,
FAHAM's consultant company, smart meter manufacturers and representatives of
local distribution companies).
These specifications are prepared in three color-books
that include interoperability specification (White book), Objects list (Green
book) and Events list (Orange book). Now, these books as a national specification
of smart meters will be implemented by FAHAM contractors and meter
manufacturers in the near future. These documents provide communication between
smart meters from different manufacturers with different head end systems.
plans to develop the 2nd & 3rd packages of FAHAM
interoperability specifications by this expert working group with cooperation
of all stakeholders. The 2nd package of FIS is related to PLC communication between
meters and data concentrators and the 3rd package of FIS is related
to communications between data concentrators and head end systems.