Marcel Regnier,
COO,
Actari
The contract was awarded to Actaris after the successful installation of the first phase of 60,000 meters in the region and includes electricity meters with an integrated connection-disconnection breaker and automated meter reading (AMR) functionality based on IEC standardized Euridis protocol that will allow the Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) to remotely access all of the metering and operating data and update the meter configuration data.

The meters, supplied by Actaris, a subsidiary of Itron, will be fully integrated in an AMR fixed network and they will be deployed across the emirate of Abu Dhabi covering the cities of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and many small municipalities, as well as isolated agricultural settlements.

Marcel Regnier, COO of Actaris, said: "Actaris has developed a focused solution for the Middle East region that takes into account the high demands of temperature, humidity and dust. Our long-standing experience in the region and our relationship with forward-looking utilities like ADWEA, have enabled us to offer high-specification products with the ability to withstand the harshest environmental demands."