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Today, Iberdrola’s deployment of PRIME meters is over 4 million, from 9 different internationally based  meter vendors employing a PRIME Solution from 4 different and yet interpretable PRIME sources and DLMS COSEM as application protocol, proving mass deployment for the PRIME standard. They reached 4.2 million deployments at the end of 2014, with millions to come in 2015 and 2016 so as to reach the ambitious regulatory target of 70% deployment by December 2016. Read more about the Iberdrola Smart Metering Strategy.
  “Unión Fenosa Distribución, the electricity distribution subsidiary of GAS NATURAL FENOSA, finished 2014 with more than 1.26 million domestic smart meters installed and integrated into the remote management system. This figure, which represents 35.2% of the company’s domestic meter stock, exceeded the target of 35% set by the Royal Decree 1110/2007 and the IET/290/2012, to be achieved before 31 December last year”Meter replacement will continue until 2018 when, according to the regulations, all domestic equipment must be smart. Unión Fenosa Distribución distributes power to 3.6 million supply points with a contracted power below 15 kW,  mainly in the community of Madrid, Galicia, Castilla y León and Castilla-La Mancha.  The new PRIME smart meters are a key element in the roll-out of smart grids, which will open up new service possibilities to customers in the near future. Thanks to these, the distribution companies will be able to respond more quickly to customer requests for setting up, modifying and cancelling contracts, reconnections and readings.  Read more.
So far within the framework of the project AMI, Energa-Operator has ordered and installed over 100 thousand of the smart meters consistent with the requirements of Energy Regulatory Office. At present, the work over providing the communication of the meters with the central system AMI is under progress. Over 60 thousand of installed meters already transmit the remote readings of electric energy consumption. The remaining meters will be communicated with the central reading application after providing the further elements of the telecommunication infrastructure that is to happen at the beginning of the second quarter this year. Deployment of 310,000 PRIME meters is in progress.
INOVGRID aims at replacing the current LV meters with electronic devices called Energy Boxes (EB), using AMM (Automated Meter Management) standards. These EB are integrated in an automated third generation electrical grid (smart grid) in which network devices are placed (DTC) that will manage the EB through new TI/SI solutions by aggregating the gathered information and providing new services to consumers.EDP Distribuição has already installed 70k PLC PRIME meters and 3,000 DTCs from several suppliers, within the scope of the INOVGRID project. The target for 2015 is to reach an aggregated figure of 300k PLC PRIME meters and 10.000 DTCs.
As the Inovgrid Project continues, it aims to reach its target of 100K during this year. In addition to smart meters 10k distribution transformer controllers are being installed.
Iberdrola’s Scottish subsidiary is running smart metering pilot projects in various towns while the conditions for business regulation take shape in the United Kingdom. Iberdrola is also involved in innovative projects such as the “Low Carbon Network Fund” programme to facilitate the integration of renewable generation sources into the British distribution grid.The deployment of smart grids will provide customers access to useful and relevant information from an Internet portal, including time-based pricing, which will enable them to adopt the best decisions regarding energy consumption. There will be real time data, so that the company can solve power supply issues as quickly as possible. Lastly, the new grid will simplify red tape involved in billing and payment collection

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