Distributie Oltenia continued its smart metering projects during the state of emergency and completed the installation of over 5,000 smart meters out of the total provided in the project of 10,000 meters provided for Craiova, the company announced.
The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through POIM 201 – 2020, Priority Axis 6: Promoting clean energy and energy efficiency in order to support a low carbon economy.
The meters installed in Craiova use PLC (Power Line Communication) technology that transmits the measured data through the electricity distribution network itself, operated by DEO, without additional costs from electricity consumers.
At the same time, the distribution operator has perfected its formula for success in the field of intelligent metering by adopting new digital solutions, components of the intelligent metering system, testing and implementing in its operational area:
The MDC (Measured Data Collection System) collects data from several types of smart meters, and will be used to manage approximately 450,000 smart meters, both for industrial users, small businesses and household consumers.
The MDM (measured data management system) will process the data of 1.4 million meters, of which 450,000 will be smart meters, with the possibility of expanding to 1.1 million smart meters.
The implementation calendar of the smart metering projects of the Distributie Oltenia is the following:
- 2020 – 31,236 smart meters;
- 2021 – 83,332 smart meters;
- 2022 – 83,549 smart meters;
- 2023 – 83,585 smart meters;
- 2024 – 98,767 smart meters.