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Kamstrup, Siemens to roll-out large-scale smart metering project

The solution includes providing 250,000 electricity meters, a remote reading system and a data management system to the Irish energy company ESB Networks, says company’s representative

| | Feb 4, 2019 | 10:18 am
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Skanderborg, Denmark, 4 February 2019: A Kamstrup-Siemens consortium will deliver a smart metering solution, including 250,000 electricity meters, a remote reading system and a data management system to the Irish energy company ESB Networks, the companies announced in a joint Press communiqué. The project is planned for execution during 2019 to 2020, the communiqué said.

ESB Networks supplies approximately 2.3 million households in Ireland with electricity and like many other energy companies in Europe, has recently decided to roll out smart meters to the benefit of the consumers, the economy and the environment, the communiqué said.

Denmark-based Kamstrup joined forces with the German company Siemens to provide a solution consisting of the data collection system ‘Kamstrup Omnia’, combined with high quality smart meters and an independent meter data management solution, ‘Siemens EnergyIP’, the communiqué further said. With this end-to-end solution, ESB Networks will get full flexibility and scalability for future roll-outs, the communiqué added.

The Siemens-owned company Omnetric will be responsible for smart meter data integration with the existing communication and enterprise infrastructure, the communiqué said. It will ensure ESB Networks and consumers can fully leverage the advantages available through the digital value chain, the communiqué further said.

Commenting on the partnership, Kim Lehmann, CEO, Kamstrup, said: “The joint solution is an example of the ability to integrate our solutions with other technology partners. Our solution will provide ESB Networks with accurate, reliable and secure data, which is fundamental to establish a stable and flexible network and provide good customer service.”

Gary O’Callaghan, CEO, Siemens Ltd., commented: “This project marks another step forward in the digitalisation of Ireland’s energy network. The global shift towards decarbonisation, together with customers demanding much more active engagement with – and from – energy companies, means our energy systems are becoming increasingly complex.”


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