Using Smart Meters to improve revenue generation and reduce energy distribution losses
Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES), a global smart grid solution provider with the industry’s leading Energy Applications Platform (EAPTM), is delighted to announce it is participating with ACI to help OSHEE (Electricity Power Distribution System Operator) in Albania to utilize its smart meters, operational support services and analytics solutions in Tirana.
The project that OSHEE has announced, provides for “investments in the balance metering system and re-construction of ABC cable network”, as per Buletini Nr. 9 datë 04 Mars 2019, Agjencia e Prokurimit Publik.
The project will deploy smart meters to residential, business and light industry consumers in Tirana, in conjunction with an ongoing project to renew distribution cable infrastructure. NES will be providing its smart meter solution, its smart meter operational support system, Grid Operations, and its analytics solutions, Grid Navigator and Grid Flow. The smart grid solution will be deployed in cooperation with NES partner, ACI, an established energy services and infrastructure provider in Albania and supplier to OSHEE, who will perform installation services for the NES technology and the ABC cable network.
NES provides an OSGP (Open Smart Grid Protocol) based smart metering solution. This is one of the most secure, reliable, interoperable and upgradable smart metering solutions available in the market today. OSGP smart meters are deployed around the globe with over 5 million OSGP compliant meters deployed world-wide. OSGP is optimized to provide secure, reliable and efficient delivery of command and control information for smart meters, direct load control modules, solar panels, gateways, and other smart grid devices. OSGP is supported by a community of meter and smart grid device suppliers including Apator and Mitsubishi Electric. OSGP deployments are characterised by communications SLA above 99.8%, even in challenging environments.
“NES is very honoured to be selected by OSHEE to introduce smart grid technologies into Albania”, says David Thomson, NES President and CEO. “We are confident that our solution will demonstrate the advantages of smart grid in Albania and validate the business case to continue the deployment of smart grid solutions throughout the country”.