Santiago de Chile and Skanderborg, Denmark — (METERING.COM) — April 20, 2012 – Chile’s CGE Group is deploying an advanced smart metering system from Kamstrup, with a pilot installation currently being carried out in the cities of Buin and Rancagua, close to the capital city of Santiago.
The project is one of the first smart metering-implementations in Chile. The wireless smart metering system is claimed to be one of the most advanced two way-communication systems on the market today allowing flexible tariffs, home automation and multi-utility business.
“We see this project as a vital provision for future business developments including a secure and steady supply of energy,” said Eduardo Mora, Technology and R&D manager in Tecnet, the technology partner of the CGE group. “We are proud to be one of the first in the Chilean energy industry to present an intelligent metering system to our customers.”
Meter reading results in the pilot have demonstrated a 100 percent success rate so far, Tecnet has reported.
The smart meters being delivered enable home automation with multiple communication standards including Wireless M-Bus, Zigbee and Z-Wave. An integrated multi-utility controller allows integration of remote meter reading of water, gas and heat.