Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti — (METERING.COM) — July 9, 2013 – A 3,500 smart meter pilot is to be deployed in the city of Djibouti by Sagemcom, with the prospect of later extension to more than 41,000 delivery points.
Sagemcom will implement its turnkey OFDM PLC PRIME solution including meters (single and three-phase), data concentrators and management platform, as well as the central meter data management software.
The project forms part of Djibouti’s power access and diversification project, initiated in 2005, which is aimed at increasing access to energy and improving distribution service through new meter installation and electric lines restoration, among other activities.
In partnership with the World Bank, the authorities of Djibouti have opted for a smart electric grid, which will provide Electricité de Djibouti and its customers with streamlined access to distribution, efficient management of commercialization, and new sources of supply integration, according to a Sagemcom statement.
With this project, Electricité de Djibouti, as it notes on its website, becomes a pioneer of PLC smart metering technology in Africa.