In Egypt, state-owned electricity utility Egyptian Electricity Holding Comapny (EEHC) has issued a tender for the execution of phase one of its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) deployment.
EEHC wants to replace 3 million of its existing meters with smart meters.
The Remaining 7 million meters will be replaced in phase two of the programme, Metering has learnt.
According to a statement, the utility is seeking an experienced firm to supply, test and deploy the 3 million smart meters within two years.
The successful company will provide operations and maintenance services as part of an end-to-end solution for 3 years after deployment.
Deadline for submissions is 15 October 2015.
Interested parties can call on 02-27882778/26038197 or visit www.eehc.gov.org for more information.
Advanced metering infrastructure
The tender follows a report by global management consultancy EY last year that stated Africa’s slow rate of smart meter deployment is a fundamental link to slow growth in the energy sector and businesses.
EY said accelerating towards a more systematic smart metering roll out would promote growth in the continent’s energy sector.
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