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Aidon is to deliver energy meters to Savon Voima

Aidon Oy, a specialist in automatic meter reading, is delivering open-architecture energy meters to Savon Voima Oyj. These point-to-point meters communicating over the GPRS network will be used especially in household installations in the rural area.

The partnership was started through meter tests at the beginning the year and the delivery contract reached now will be succeeded by subsequent deliveries in 2007. All installations will be carried out by Voimatel Oy.

– Our tests show that the multi-vendor solution works very well and it also meets our future needs. In addition to Aidon’s equipment, the system will be complemented with meters from other suppliers, such as Iskraemeco, says Matti Ryhänen, Savon Voima Oyj’s Director of Network Business.

– A switching feature will be included in all our new GPRS meters also in the future. It enables the customer or the AMR system to temporarily switch off electricity e.g. when moving, without affecting the meter functions.

Aidon launched the first automatic energy metering concept based on open-thinking. The system is characterised by openness throughout, from its top level all the way down to metering energy consumption.

Savon Voima is producing and marketing versatile energy supply services throughout the country. The Group is comprised of Savon Voima Oyj, Savon Voima Verkko, Savon Voima Myynti Oy, Savon Voima Lämpö Oy and Voimatel Oy specialised on the construction and maintenance of electricity and telecommunications networks. The group net sales was MEUR 142 in 2005. Savon Voima has ca. 108,000 customers and employs ca. 450 persons

For further information, please contact
Petteri Heinänen, Marketing Director, Aidon Oy, tel. 040 514 4771
Matti Ryhänen, Director of Network Business, Savon Voima Oy, tel. 0290 223 400