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First Norwegian Power Distributor Chooses Smart Metering Solution

In a close race of leading system providers, Ringeriks-Kraft has selected the wireless smart metering system from Kamstrup for 22,000 metering points.

Ringeriks-Kraft will be the first distribution company in Norway to implement a smart metering system since the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) issued the directive about countrywide implementation of smart meters before Jan. 1, 2017. The meter installation will take place in 2012-2013.

The power company will be able to benefit from more accurate billing and smoother communication with their customers with the automatic and on-demand collection of hourly values from the meters and a two-way communicating system. The precise load profile of single meters and of whole areas will strongly improve the energy efficiency for the benefit of the environment and the economy.

For more information, visit www.ringeriks-kraftnett.no.

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