Norwegian power utility Skagerak Nett AS has chosen Eltel as its rollout partner in its smart metering project. The rollout consists of 180,000 AMM meters to be installed by 2019.
The contracted services include rollout of meters and communication equipment, installations for substations, warehousing and logistics, and customer contacts. For Eltel the contract is another smart metering project in Norway announced during a short period of time.
Geir Kulås, networks director of Skagerak Nett said, “Eltel has shown in similar projects elsewhere that they have competences and capacity to install a large amount of meters every day. By Norwegian regulator we are obliged to complete the system by 1.1.2019”.
Skagerak Energi’s operations are focused on production and distribution of electricity and other energy, as well as other activities related to these. The group has an annual average energy production of 5500 GWh, over 185 000 network customers and turnover of NOK 2.5 billion in 2014. Skagerak does not sell electricity to end-users but owns 48 % of Norway's second largest power sales company, Fjordkraft. The group has about 780 employees.