Itron wins Boras Elnat – Swedish tender for grid modernisation

In Sweden, utility Boras Elnat has selected Itron to implement its grid modernisation strategy.

Boras Elnat will leverage Itron’s industrial IoT network to connect some 46,000 new smart electric meters to be installed in the city of Boras in Vastra Gotaland.

The deployment will equip the utility to meet new regulatory demands that will take effect in Sweden in 2025 as well as enable Boras Elnat to lay the foundation for future smart city and energy efficiency initiatives.

The project will enable the utility to manage smart city applications like smart streetlights, smart parking and traffic management, while also integrating distributed energy resources.

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The project will enhance visibility into the operation of the electricity distribution network with access to near real-time information on energy use and grid operations, which will enable its customers to use energy more efficiently. With the ability to quickly detect unusual grid conditions, the utility will also be equipped to proactively monitor faults and outages and send alarms to alert customers and utility crews.

Itron will also provide the utility with project management and implementation services.

 “We are committed to providing a stable, well-functioning electricity and communications network for our customers,” said Richard Bern, CEO of Borås Elnät. “We selected Itron for this contract because its solution will be the most beneficial to Borås Elnät according to our tender evaluation criteria, which included quality, price and advanced value-added functions of the solution.”

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