Federal Electricity and Water Authority, who provides more than 300,000 customers in the Northern part of the United Arab Emirates with electricity and water, is investing in smart water metering solutions.
Federal Electricity and Water Authority, FEWA, has initiated a new partnership with an order of 30,000 intelligent water meters from Danish Kamstrup, provider of intelligent metering solutions. The investment in these meters and smart metering will enable FEWA with operational efficiency and optimisation of their business.
“Our smart water meters provide FEWA with technology that makes a difference in its ability to optimise the distribution network, and reduce water waste. The meters provide a large quantity of data, which makes it possible to detect leakages faster, collect information about the network and detect tampering. In addition, the high accuracy of the meter ensures precise billing of the consumption, and the technology makes the consumers capable of following their consumption even closer,“ says Danish Fareed, general manager, UAE.
In the beginning of August, representatives from FEWA have been on inspection at the Danish headquarters in Stilling to approve the smart water meters. The installation of the meters is expected to begin in September.
Kamstrup partners with Radius
In June, Kamstrup and Danish company Radius announced that they would embark on a smart meter deployment in Scandinavia. In a release, Kamstrup announced that 2,000 smart meters will deployed under the project.
The release adds that by the end of 2019, one million Danish homes in the Copenhagen area will have a remotely read electricity meter installed. The first new meter was installed in December 2016 as part of a pilot project which included 16,000 households. In cooperation with Kamstrup, Radius (a part of the DONG Energy Group) will visit up to 2,000 homes a day to install the new meters.
Since Kamstrup took the order onboard in 2015, months have been spent clarifying and defining processes and set-ups, outlining the IT architecture and planning and documenting it all.
“In many ways this project is a milestone for us. With its one million meters, it’s our single biggest project and it has fuelled both a lot of organisational learning and the development of new, customised solutions – in a very short time,” said Henrik Mørck Mogensen, senior vice president at Kamstrup.