· The company will install a total of 10,000 smart meters by the first quarter of 2018, investing around 1.1 million US dollars
· This is the country’s first pilot project for the installation of smart meters, which gives customers access to more detailed electricity service information allowing them to optimise their consumption
Lima, November 7th, 2017 – Enel Distribución Perú installed more than 8,700 smart meters in seven districts of Lima and Callao regions as part of a pilot project aimed at creating a digitised and more efficient electricity grid to improve service quality. The company will invest a total of 1.1 million US dollars in the pilot project, which foresees the installation of 10,000 smart meters by the first quarter of 2018, with the aim of showing the benefits of smart metering and smart energy management for customers and the overall electricity system.
“We are proud to have launched this pilot project to deploy smart meters on a large scale for the first time in Perù”, said Carlos Temboury, Country Manager of Enel Peru. “Smart meters increase awareness of electricity consumption among customers, promoting the optimisation of energy use, while also allowing the automated, remote-controlled management of the network which increase its efficiency. Smart meters are the first step towards smart cities, paving the way for other innovative energy solutions such as smart grids, electric mobility and home automation. We believe that energy is the door that opens the future and so we will continue to work to fully digitise our networks.”
The devices already installed represent nearly 90% of the 10,000 smart meters that the company plans to install in the districts of La Punta, San Miguel, Breña, Cercado de Lima, San Martín de Porres, Los Olivos and in the city of Huacho. The company is working to progressively expand the use of these meters to all its customers in Peru.
Thanks to smart meters, customers can have access to more detailed information on energy use so that they can modulate and optimise their consumption behaviours. Smart Meters are controlled through a centralised management system that allows for remotely performed meter readings, connections and disconnections as well as allowing for real-time data collection, in order to improve service quality, ensuring fraud detection while monitoring network losses.
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