Swedish utility selects Kamstrup for smart meter rollout


[quote] A company release states that through the smart meters deployment, both consumers and the utility will be able to improve energy efficiency.

Västerbergsla-gens Elnät AB is reported to be one of the first utilities in the country to embark on the “next step of the smart metering journey, having now selected the solution [it] believes will help meet current and future demands.” [Kamstrup wins Belgian water meter deal]

The release adds that Kamstrup’s supply is not limited to the 27,000 electricity meters, but also includes the OMNIA smart grid platform, which will give Västerbergslagens Elnät AB the possibility to test and remotely read heat meters and provide the data needed.

Turnkey smart meters solution

Kamstrup’s turnkey solution will include the supply of the smart meters, communication infrastructure and software. The firm will also handle the installation of the meters. [Iran smart meters: Kamstrup bags deal as EU lifts sanctions]

The OMNIA smart grid solution will give Västerbergslagens Elnät AB the ability to improve the service it offers its customers. This includes transparent billing and the potential to monitor their energy usage can help customers to save energy and reduce their spending. The OMNIA platform will also provide the utility with data to analyse as well as optimise grid performance and increase efficiency.

Filipe Vasconcelos, Kamstrup’s system sales and project group manager for Electricity Systems said: “Kamstrup has a strong local presence in Sweden, both in terms of product development and project management, as well as service and support.

“Our end-to-end metering solutions are tailored to the unique and changing needs of each customer and we look forward to working closely together with Västerbergslagens Elnät AB to prepare them for future challenges”.

Kamstrup said the agreement with Västerbergslagens Elnät AB underlines its strong foothold as leading supplier of smart metering solutions in Scandinavia.

The process of replacing the Swedish utility’s existing meters will begin in the next few months with the project expected to be completed within the next three years.