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DEER introduces self-reading and online transmission of network metering data

31 May 2022
Electricity
Bogdan Tudorache

Distributie Energie Electrică Romania (DEER), the largest national operator of electricity distribution networks, is intensifying its strategic directions to streamline the activity of meter reading, two of the objectives being to reduce the number of unread meters, as well as non-compliance situations of the index, in the Distribution-Consumer-Supplier Operator circuit, which is reflected in the isolated cases of erroneous invoices.

Thus, Distributie Energie Electrică Romania has developed a communication channel through which consumers –  where it was not possible to read the meter planned, after two visits by the operator’s representative – can send their meters’ index, accompanied by a photo of this index, in a easy and accessible way, directly online.

Approximately 50% of the DEER meters are installed inside the property of the final consumer, the reading of the meters being conditioned by the presence at the place of consumption of the final consumer. The reading action involves performing two visits, if the meter failed to read for the first time.

Out of the total of approximately 3.9 million consumers, there are tens of thousands of inactive (abandoned/deactivated) or sporadic presence (holiday homes, seasonal consumption places). The population dynamics (especially the work schedule) were changed due to the lifting of the restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, a percentage of approximately 10% of the readings not being able to be carried out, not even on the second visit, due to non-synchronization of the final consumer program with the staff’s reading the meters.

The online platform for consumer communication of the index may be used by the consumer up to twice in a row and cannot be considered a reason for the consumer not to allow the distribution operator’s access to the meter.

Autor: Bogdan Tudorache

Active in the economic and business press for the past 26 years, Bogdan graduated Law and then attended intensive courses in Economics and Business English. He went up to the position of editor-in-chief since 2006 and has provided management and editorial policy for numerous economic publications dedicated especially to the community of foreign investors in Romania. From 2003 to 2013 he was active mainly in the financial-banking sector. He started freelancing for Energynomics in 2013, notable for his advanced knowledge of markets, business communities and a mature editorial style, both in Romanian and English.

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