Finnish electricity suppliers select AMM technology


Helsinki, Finland and Skanderborg, Denmark — (METERING.COM) — July 19, 2010 – The major Finnish electricity suppliers, Kymenlaakson Sähkö and Pohjois-Karjalan Sähkö, have chosen Kamstrup technology through their respective main contractors and service suppliers Empower and Mitox for their smart metering rollouts.

Kamstrup will deliver in total 146,000 smart meters – 65,000 for Kymenlaakson Sähkö and 81,000 for Pohjois-Karjalan Sähkö – and an AMM system with radio infrastructure including concentrators and reading software.

Empower and Mitox, as the main contractors, will be responsible for the meter reading service delivering hourly values on a daily basis.

Both rollouts are expected to be completed at the end of 2014.

Empower vice president Marko Rytilahti said that he is happy that Finland is now taking a major step into smart metering. “We are definitely paving the way to the smart grid and developing the electricity market with future-proof technology. And it is a great pleasure to be able to join forces in the Nordic region.”

Mitox sales manager Ville Rasimus, added that Kamstrup was selected because of its long reference list from Sweden with more than 1 million smart meters delivered and AMM systems showing very high performances on readings using radio technology, above 99%.

The meters will be delivered with remote disconnect function and zero fault detection.

Features that will significantly save time and resources as extra visits to the customers are avoided.

Furthermore the meters are prepared to meet EU demands specifying customer access to in-house displays showing consumption data. By means of a smart home enabling external slot for a PCMCIA-module the customer can, without any installation costs or tools, connect the meter to other smart home devices.