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Aidon will deliver smart electricity meters to Eidsiva

Press release from Eidsiva Energi AS

Eidsiva Nett AS has awarded to Aidon a contract for the delivery of smart electricity meters (AMS: advanced metering steering system). The value of the contract is around 160 million Norwegian crowns and is a part of Eidsiva’s project in which meters of their 143 000 customers will be changed.

The contract includes purchase of smart meters including communication technology for automatic collection of metering values, as well as IT systems and services related to the project implementation.

Focusing on the future

– We are very pleased to award this contract to Aidon. Eidsiva looks for technology which enables more efficient network operation with the help of the new meters. Aidon offers a solution which we are looking for and is perceived as a solid cooperation partner. We look forward to the forthcoming cooperation, says director Morten Aalborg from Eidsiva Nett. The award of the contract to Aidon is subject to final decision of Eidsiva governing bodies.

Can set new standards

The Norwegian authorities have set a requirement for having all households equipped with smart meters in 2019, at the latest.

– We appreciate the trust that Eidsiva Nett has given us for the delivery of AMS technology. We have faced professional and well-thought requirements for the solution and its functionality. The system that we will supply will set new standards in the market for what will be in demand from now on. We look forward to working with Eidsiva, says Managing director Thor-Erik Næss, Aidon in Norway. IT service company Tieto complements the Aidon central system solution for Eidsiva.

Facts about Aidon

Aidon is one of the fastest growing Nordic providers of smart metering solutions and smart grid applications. The company was established in Jyväskylä, Finland, in 2004 at the time when the Nordic market for smart meters was about to be opened. Aidon has offices in Jyväskylä in Finland, Täby in Sweden and Asker in Norway.

Facts about Eidsiva Nett

Eidsiva Energi AS is the biggest actor in the branch of renewable energy in the region of Hedmark and Oppland. The group has six business segments and one of them is the subsidiary Eidsiva Nett AS, which owns and operates the regional electricity distribution network in Hedmark and Oppland. Eidsiva Nett invests nearly 500 million crowns annually on renovation and further development of the electricity network. In addition, approximately 450 million crowns is used for ongoing network operations, maintenance and first response.

Contacts

Director Morten Aalborg, Eidsiva Nett AS, tlf. 959 81 349.
Managing director Thor-Erik Næss, Aidon, tlf. 900 70 184.