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El Sewedy Electrometer EMG’s PRIME 1.4 Deployment in Egypt

by Angel Hernandez,
PRIME Promotional Chairman 

El Sewedy EMG successfully championed a modular solution with PRIME PLC in Egypt’s 1st large-scale Smart Metering Project and was allocated three key deployment areas (in Cairo, Menya & Assyout) totaling 63,000 Smart meters.

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In 2016 ADD GRUP together with TRANSTECH a.s. Slovakia and Energa Operator Poland held a two-day seminar for the representatives of Slovakia's power grids, in which Energa Operator shared its experience of large-scale implementation of smart metering on PLC basis and described the advantages of PRIME technology. Inspired by the positive experience of Energa Operator, Východoslovenská distribučná, Košice (VSD), part of innogy Group decided to try PRIME technology in its electrical networks. ADD GRUP gladly accepted this idea, in connection with which an agreement was reached which laid the foundation in a trust-worthy relationship that is based on mutual respect and willingness to succeed.

The PRIME meter proposed by ADD GRUP collect data every 15 min and perform an irreproachable index which left a good overall impression about the technology and the company’s potential.

At this stage of the project deployment our Slovakian companions from VSD express the desire to extend the pilot project to another 100pcs of PLC PRIME single-phase meters and 1 router due to good experience and performed results

ATTENDED EVENTS

The third annual edition of the Utility-to-Utility User Group Conference was hosted by ENERGA- OPERATOR SA (EOP) for the first time. The main activity was the exchange of experience in implementation regarding Smart Metering and Smart Grid among DSOs, which was attended by representatives of distribution system operators.

As PRIME Alliance operates as an international non-profit association promoting the open standard of communication in intelligent power grids, the two-day conference welcomed representatives of DSOs from around the world: VIESGO, Iberdrola, EDP, HC ENERGIA, Gas Natural Fenosa, EDP Distribuicao, Lebanon BUS (Butec Utility Services); NEUC (National Electrical Utility Company); Brazil (Neoenergia), Czech Republic (PREdistribuce, a.s.) and Croatia (HEP d.d.). 

Interested utilities can inquire for the next Utility-to-Utility User Group Conference by emailing alexandre.egger@prime-alliance.org or visiting our website www.prime-alliance.org/usergroup.

Under this year slogan “PRIME4Customers”, the PRIME Alliance displayed a wide range of PRIME based solutions and services beyond the Meter on the six (6) walls building a wonderful booth located in a premium location. The booth was visible from all different angles of the exhibition. A lot of customers, suppliers, members and visitors paid visit to our booth and exchanges info in an open and trusted manner.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members for their support during the conference and to our customers and suppliers to spend their quality time with us.

We look forward to meeting you all in Vienna.

COMING UP

The 18th annual African Utility Week (15-17 May, 2018) is the leading conference and trade exhibition for African power, energy and water professionals. The event brings together over 7000 decision makers to source the latest solutions and meet over 300 suppliers. Along with multiple side events and numerous networking functions the event also boasts a 6-track conference with over 300 expert speakers. To find out how you can get involved, contact Loudon.cito@spintelligent.com

TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP UPDATE

New certifications have been granted to:

STMicroelectronics, with their single-phase PRIME service node, STCOMET10.

Hexing Electrics, with their single-phase energy meter, HXE110.

The PRIME Alliance welcomes two new members (since the last Newsletter) continuing the worldwide expansion of interest in the PRIME Standard. 

Becoming a PRIME Alliance regular member is open to all potential partners who agree to actively support and promote an open and public specification for the benefit of the end-user and all industry stakeholders.

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