LONDON, UK, 13th January 2014 – EDMI, leading global smart meter solution provider, today announced that it has been awarded the supply of 45,000 smart electricity meters equipped with GSM/GPRS modems, to global telecommunication systems vendor, Intracom Telecom, for the rollout of smart electricity meters for commercial, industrial and residential Low Voltage customers in Greece.
This project is the first mass deployment of LV smart electricity meters in Greece covering more than 10 per cent of the country’s electrical energy consumption, as well as renewable energy sources metering. The integration of smart meters with Telemetry software will provide an Advanced Metering Infrastructure solution, eliminating the need for onsite meter reading visits, increasing power network quality, monitoring load conditions and will offer customers daily information on their consumption at 15 minute intervals. Setup by HEDNO, a subsidiary of Public Power Cooperation that owns and operates the distribution network of electrical energy in Greece, the deployment has been awarded to the Intracom group of companies after an international tender. Beyond implementation, smart metering will enable HEDNO to offer advanced charging scenarios to its customers and will allow for the ability to rationalise and optimise energy generation.
HEDNO’s implementation is the first step in a country-wide roll out that will include more than seven million electricity meters.
Chris Kontellis, general manager of Intracom Telecom commented, “Working with our client, HEDNO, we selected the EDMI Mk10A meter as it’s the only meter in the marketplace that has the capability to fulfil all of our requirements.”
David Stroud, general manager at EDMI Europe stated, “We are thrilled to be a partner in this first volume smart meter rollout in Greece and this contract win further emphasises EDMI’s strength in providing technologically advanced smart meters. Such a forward-thinking project in a new market will only continue to elevate the importance of smart meters for other countries around the world.”