Lyse Elnett, an electricity utility located in the South-Western part of Norway, has chosen Aidon for a delivery of energy service devices for the project in which they will implement an advanced automatic meter reading (AMR) solution to their 144.000 customers.
The contract was signed on February 13 in Stavanger, Norway.
In addition to remote reading, the new solution will enable Lyse Elnett to collect hourly electricity consumption values and get information from the distribution network in order to secure even better energy delivery to their customers.
Furthermore, Lyse Elnett’s customers will be able to manage their energy usage in a smarter way, which supports the initiative for a greener future and more conscious usage of electricity.
Torbjørn Johnsen, managing director of Lyse Elnett, said: “Signing this contract with the supplier of the new automatic electricity meters gives us the start for the roll-out to our more than 140.000 customers in Rogaland.
“Aidon delivers state-of-the-art technology that is already deployed in many homes. We chose Aidon for the supply of the meters because their proposal was compliant with our vision of modern smart metering that will allow us to offer new services to our customers. Their technology can also be adapted to our ambitions for further development of our smart grid.
Thor-Erik Naess, managing director of Aidon in Norway, said: “We are honoured and excited about this contract which allows us together with Lyse Elnett to build the most advanced smart metering solution in the industry until now.”
The installation of the new meters is planned to start in late 2014 or early 2015.
Aidon is a leading provider of open-architecture based smart metering systems and new generation energy service devices in the Nordics. Aidon’s products serve today more than a million metering points in the Nordics. Aidon has offices in Jyväskylä and Vantaa in Finland, Täby in Sweden and Asker in Norway.
Lyse Elnett is responsible for the power grid in Southern Rogaland, including the cities Stavanger and Sandnes. Lyse Elnett is owned by the industrial group, Lyse.