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Today, Iberdrola’s deployment of PRIME meters is over 11 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. Read more about the Iberdrola Smart Metering Strategy.
  Unión Fenosa Distribución, the electricity distribution subsidiary of Naturgy, distributes electrical energy 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. At the end of the first half of 2018 more than 3.5 million domestic smart meters were installed and integrated into the remote management system, this figure represents 98.5% of company’s domestic meter stock. Unión Fenosa Distribución will finish meter replacement before 31 December 2018 when, according to the Royal Decree 1110/2007 and the IET/290/2012, all domestic equipment must be smart. PRIME smart meters are a key element in the roll-out of smart grids, which have begun to open up new service possibilities to customers. Thanks to these, we are able to respond more quickly to customer requests for setting up, modifying and cancelling contracts, reconnections and readings. Read more.
The implementation of smart metering technology in Energa Operator S.A began in 2011. In the first stage, over 100,000 smart S-FSK meters were installed. In 2013, Energa Operator SA started the implementation of remote reading meters (AMI project) in the PRIME Alliance communication standard. As part of the second phase of the AMI project, 310,000 remote reading meters were installed, and in the third stage of the AMI project, 400,000 smart meeters were installed. This was done without the “clean up” phase and the reading efficiency was 96%.

As part of the development of smart metering infrastructure and the continuation of the implementation of the smart metering project (AMI project) by 2017, Energa Operator S.A installed 15,000 concentrators and 19,000 concentrators will install in 2018.As part of the next stage, the purchase of remote reading meters using the PRMIE communication standard was planned in numer of  400,000 , that will be installed in 2019/2020.

InovGrid is EDP’s project for Smart Grids, leveraging on smart metering and supported in a holistic view of the electrical system. InovGrid’s technical solution comprises the installation of smart meters (EDP Boxes – EB) at every LV voltage consumption and production premises, enabling new tariffs and pricing mechanisms, new energy efficiency services and a more active participation of the end customer by taking advantage of the real time data provided by the local HAN (Home Area Network) interface. The InovGrid solution also includes the DTC (Distribution Transformer Controller) as a nuclear element to manage the communication with the smart meters, along with the supervision and monitoring of the secondary substation and the LV network.

EDP Distribuição has already installed 1.7M PLC PRIME meters and 17k DTCs from several international suppliers within the scope of the InovGrid project. Although there is not yet a governmental mandate for the full roll-out of smart meters in Portugal, EDP Distribuição is fully committed with the InovGrid project deployment and will reach the aggregated figures of 3.7M PLC PRIME meters and 31k by the end of 2021.

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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