Smart metering to be rolled out by Angola’s EDEL


Luanda, Angola and Shenzhen, China — (METERING.COM) — April 11, 2013 – Angolan state utility EDEL (Empresa de Distribuição de Energia Eléctrica) is to rollout a smart electric meter turnkey solution from China’s ZTE Corporation.

Under the agreement, ZTE will provide a complete smart meter solution, including equipment, construction, personnel training and operations and maintenance. ZTE’s customized smart meter solution supports multiple tariffs and has enriched functionality. The communications module for this project includes a powerline carrier, which supports remote centralized meter reading.
The project is intended to solve problems such as electricity bill arrears, time consuming manual meter reading and electricity theft, and to improve EDEL’s management efficiency and reduce its O&M costs.
EDEL is responsible for electricity distribution and supply in Angola’s capital, Luanda, and has a 65 percent national market share.