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Sigest is a software tool specifically designed for the study, processing and analysis of electricity data, with the aim of facilitating technical and economic decision-making on this energy with objective and structured data.

Sigest provides tools for listing readings and obtaining statistical parameters to evaluate current and future energy costs from different approaches: according to the different types of contracts, prices and billing conditions.

Sigest runs on Microsoft SQL Server, enabling implementation in client/server architecture, allowing access to data from several client computers simultaneously, with a single central data repository. This also facilitates the scalability of the system, allowing it to grow according to the user's needs.

Sigest basically works on three concepts:

Client / meter: This is any data source of hourly or quarter-hourly consumption readings, whether it is an electricity meter or a recorder. It is the source from which the load curve is obtained with energy consumption and other factors that make up the billing, such as geographical location and season.

In Sigest, several meters can be registered, with all their characteristics, and the readings from the files obtained through Medcom can be imputed to them.

It also allows the files to be imported into new meters, both real and simulated, to analyse different consumption scenarios, contracts and invoices.

Contract: A contract defines all the variables related to the calculation and conditions of energy costs. The type of hourly discrimination to apply, the contracted powers and their number, the energy prices and their number depend on the type of contract.

Sigest is highly flexible, allowing any type of contract or billing conditions to be applied to any meter, real or virtual.

The connection with the Electricity Market Operator makes it possible to obtain hourly electricity prices for the simulation and estimation of costs at OMEL prices and their comparison with the real prices agreed by the company or other hypothetical prices.

Tariff profiles: These define the way in which each of the hours of the year are classified for the purposes of the electricity tariff. Each of these sets of hours has a different price for the energy consumed in them. Profiles

For example, the high voltage access tariff divides the hours of the year into 6 different periods or sets of hours. For each of these periods, the price of energy is different. Sigest allows the user to configure and create all kinds of hourly profiles that can then be applied to the calculation of costs.

It also makes it possible to configure the pricing conditions and prices, real or simulated, that are applied to calculate bills.

A Meter-Contract-Tariff Profile combination defines all the necessary conditions for economic calculations and consumption profiles. In Sigest, you can define and combine these three elements as you wish, applying as many combinations of contracts and tariff profiles as you wish to the meter reading data.

Reports: Sigest generates a wide variety of reports on readings, energy costs, OMEL prices, classification of profiles, etc. All of them are exportable in various file formats.

Graphical Reports: The information is presented in graphical or textual format to facilitate the statistical study of the readings and export the results to different formats. Sigest is installed with a set of standard reports and has a utility for the user to configure custom reports according to their needs.

Simulation / estimation: Cost estimation can be carried out by means of virtual meters that allow the creation of consumption profiles based on manually entered data or from load curves from other metering points.

Billing: Sigest supports a complete billing module that includes all the parameters that make up the calculation of bills, including the electricity tax and other complements to the electricity bill. The bill includes, where applicable, the border points, according to the distributor's tariffs, the calculations corresponding to network losses and the rise to central busbars.

Advantages of Sigest

The main advantage of Sigest is its versatility, which brings with it multiple advantages, such as the following:

  • With Sigest, the management and invoicing of a large number of metering points is simplified and streamlined.
  • There are versions of Sigest suitable for each type of customer, from a small number of reading points to the version for large customers aimed at electricity retailers.
  • A version of Sigest is available on SQL-SERVER, with client-server architecture.
  • The adaptation of the system to the requirements of each client is always possible because SICA is an engineering company highly specialised in the electrical sector, with its own technology, whose software developments belong entirely to it, which allows it to modify them, to adapt them to any need, without any limitation.