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PPC: Distribution companies launched a 24 mln. euro tender for the purchase of smart meters

20 February 2024

Rețele Electrice Muntenia, Rețele Electrice Banat and Rețele Electrice Dobrogea (part of the PPC group in Romania, previously named E-Distribuție Muntenia, Banat, and Dobrogea, respectively) have launched, through the public acquisitions platform, a procedure for the purchase of smart meters. The contracts will be framework agreements, with a duration of 12 months and a maximum estimated cumulative value of 24.25 million euro.

The three distribution operators intend to purchase up to around 300,000 smart meters, the minimum volume being around 120,000.

At the end of 2023, the three Rețele Electice companies were the leaders of the electricity distribution segment in Romania in terms of smart metering, with over 1.5 million smart meters installed for residential and business customers: approximately 713,000 at Rețele Electrice Muntenia (which serves Bucharest and the counties of Ilfov and Giurgiu), more than 436,000 at Rețele Electrice Banat (counties of Arad, Caraș Severin, Hunedoara and Timiș), respectively over 376,000 at Rețele Electrice Dobrogea (counties of Călăraşi, Constanța, Ialomița and Tulcea).

“The resilience of the networks and the digitalization of the energy infrastructure are our priorities, the smart meters being important elements in the energy circuit that help us offer our customers the necessary tools on the way to the energy transition. The resilient networks of the future, which will work in a digital way to integrate both localized production sources, such as prosumers, but also new types of electrified consumption, such as electric vehicles, are based on smart meters, which, in addition to the basic functions, transmission of the consumption index or remote reconnection, offers the possibility of viewing energy flows from the network and managing them according to the needs of customers for the reading period,” said Mihai Pește, General Director Rețele Electrice companies.

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