Merum is a software regulatory solution developed by Mercados – Aries International for the optimization of investments and tariffs in utilities.
It is based in a multi-parameter structure, which, considering utility parameters and boundary conditions, develops a series of algorythms and models to reach the optimum OPEX and CAPEX for best regulatory design.
Optimization is based in:
- Assets’ characteristics (Grid age, Topology, level of automation, feeders lengths, etc.)
- Historical information and investment patterns analysis.
- OPEX based in staff calculations (benchmark, network conditions, number of customers, meters’ reading, Call Centre, etc.).
- Boundary conditions: targets service level, losses, demand growth, etc.
Considering the above mentioned, the program analices the optimal tariff:
Reaching the theoretical results for tariffs optimization.