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Oulun Seudun Sähkö renews its Remote Reading System

Oulun Seudun Sähkö replaces all its clients’ energy meters with Aidon’s remotely readable meters and at the same time deploys the Aidon Gateware reading system. The 27,000 metering units will be installed by Eltel Pohjoinen, and the bulk of the project will be implemented during 2010 and 2011.

’Instead of expanding our existing remote reading, we made the decision of adopting a totally new-generation system. Technical features, such as low-voltage network management alongside impressive reference projects made the case for choosing Aidon’, says Yrjö Vilhunen, Managing Director of Oulun Seudun Sähkö Verkkopalvelut Oy.

Aidon Gateware will be integrated to the Process Vision Customer Information System and the ABB distribution management system. Metering and monitoring information from the remote reading system can thus be utilised by both customer services and network management.

’Customer services are able to view the metering history and the current status of a single energy consumer site already during a phone call. What is more, small-scale network management produces data on the quality and defects of energy delivery to any individual customer, so all information that is needed for clarifying issues is readily available’, explains Yrjö Vilhunen.

Using a GPRS connection, the remote reading software collects reading data from intelligent meters, which consist of an electricity meter equipped with a data communications route, a system module, and a remote connection device. The data transfer between the meters is performed either using an RS485 route cable or a MeshNET radio connection.

The operations of Oulun Seudun Sähkö Verkkopalvelu cover the municipalities of Kempele, Oulunsalo, Liminka, Lumijoki, Tyrnävä, Muhos and Utajärvi, and the Vaala centre. The meters will be replaced area by area, and the project will be completed within the scope of two years.

For more information, contact:
Yrjö Vilhunen, Managing Director, Oulun Seudun Sähkö Verkkopalvelut Oy,
Tel. +358 8 310 1430 www.oulunseudunsahko.fi
Petteri Heinänen, Marketing Director, Aidon Oy, Tel. +358 40 514 4771

Aidon Oy is a European technology company operating in Finland, Sweden and Norway. Aidon specialises in energy consumption metering and remote reading systems, delivered by Aidon to meet the needs of energy companies and service providers. With the Nordic countries now in the process of deploying remote reading technologies, the new-generation AMM system developed by Aidon has gained a strong position in the market.