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Background documentationQuantity Determination

 

The following sections provide you with an overview of quantity determination. The term quantity determination refers to the process of converting a meter reading difference into a billing-relevant quantity. For quantity determination you can choose from different quantity determination procedures.

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Quantity Determination Procedures

You choose a quantity determination procedure based on the role of your company in the market, the market rules that apply to you, and the processes within your company. The quantity determination procedure determines when quantity determination takes place and how the data is stored.

Possible quantity determination procedures are:

  • Quantity Determination During Billing (classic procedure)

  • Quantity Determination During Meter Reading

The following figure illustrates the two quantity determination procedures:

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Overview of Quantity Determination Procedures

Quantity Determination During Billing

This quantity determination procedure, shown in the upper section of the figure above, is the classical procedure during which a billable quantity is determined from a meter reading difference during billing.

Quantity Determination During Meter Reading

In this quantity determination procedure, shown in the lower section of the figure above, a quantity is determined from a meter reading difference when the meter reading result is entered. This quantity is saved to the database. The quantity can be used for billing at a later point in time. As opposed to quantity determination during billing, quantity determination during meter reading allows quantities or consumption to be determined separate from billing. This is a legal requirement in deregulated energy markets.

Note Note

To be able to use this procedure, you must activate the Utilities, Quantity Determination business function (ISU_QD_1).

End of the note.

For more information, see

Quantity Determination During Meter Reading

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