China Electric Power Equipment and Technology (CET), a subsidiary of State Grid Corp. of China, deployed Clevest's Mobile Workforce Management and Advanced Network Deployment solutions that are being used to install 10 million smart meters for Saudi Electric Co. This advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project is part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 project to drive nationwide development.
The CET is implementing the project in the utility's western and southern operating areas, using Clevest's technologies to provide turnkey solutions to deploy quickly and efficiently in order to begin the project and keep to the utility's required timeline.
Clevest's Mobile Workforce Management and Advanced Network Deployment solutions integrate with the utility's SAP billing system and two separate head-end systems, along with street maps and Clevest's inventory management solution to improve data quality. The deployment includes 5000 licenses for Clevest's WorkBook application for mobile (field) workers along with licenses for Clevest's WorkSpace application for office users and dispatchers.
"AMI deployment is an important part of our belt and road initiative, and this project is an example of how we can bring the best technologies available worldwide to our customers," said Zhou Xiaomeng, project director of the CET for the Smart Meter Project (SMP). "We chose Clevest for their leadership in meter exchange and workforce management technologies and for their ability to rapidly deploy their solutions."
"This is the world's most ambitious smart meter project given its size and timeline, and we are very proud that our workforce management and meter exchange solutions are contributing to the success of Saudi Electric's AMI project," said Thomas Ligocki, president and CEO for Clevest. "Our deep domain knowledge and experience was key to the deployment's success, along with our professional services team's ability to design a delivery methodology to meet our customer's goals. We look forward to continuing our expansion into international markets and to future projects with the CET."