Ecuador’s Electrica de Guayaquil invests in smart meter infrastructure


Oscar Armijos,
General Manager,
Electrica de
Guayaquil, Ecuador and Atlanta, GA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — September 21, 2011 – Guayaquil state utility, Electrica de Guayaquil (EDG) is to install some 25,000 smart meters in the second phase of an overhaul of its meters, which will eventually replace nearly 200,000 meters.

The smart meters with advanced metering infrastructure and RF communications will be supplied by GE. Trilliant will provide the communications platform.

The meter solution will enable remote connect and disconnect of customers, the collection of usage information for efficiency planning and future enhancements such as demand response control and prepayment.

“Improving Ecuador’s energy outlook is a very important factor in improving Ecuador’s economic outlook,” said Ing. Oscar Armijos Gonzalez-Rubio, general manager of Electrica de Guayaquil. “The information, network management and efficiency gains from this new meter infrastructure will help us get the most benefit from our electric grid.”