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09 Aug 2022

CEDIS Extends AMI Project With 20,000 Smart Meter Replacements

09 Aug 2022  by   
Montenegrin Electric Distribution System (CEDIS) has started work on an extended phase three of the modernisation of their electricity consumption measurement (AMM) project. The project, which aims to roll out advanced metering infrastructure across Montenegro, now plans to relocate and install an additional 20,000 new smart meters across the state.

Imager courtesy: CEDIS

After the successful implementation of phases I, II and III of the AMM project in 2021, in which over 338 thousand smart meters were installed, CEDIS launched a public procurement procedure and extended the third phase of the AMM project.

In this extended phase, CEDIS has announced it will reconstruct low-voltage networks. The project, in addition to the installation of meters, also includes the reconstruction of measuring points, the installation of new cabinets and bringing the network to a state suitable to support modern technology for remote measurement of electricity consumption.

According to CEDIS, the new meters enable automated, simpler and faster measurement of consumption.

They also allow for more in-depth monitoring of the voltage level on the electrical distribution network, while end use consumers are provided with heightened insight into the current state of consumption.

This way, CEDIS hopes to increase reliability and safety in the supply of electricity. A system of remote measurement further aims to enhance the accuracy and precision of consumption measurement while reducing to a minimum the possibility of error regarding meter readings.

The contract for the execution of the works was signed with the consortium MEZON-REGIOCOM, after which the replacements began.

In addition to the adopted procedures, the dynamic plan for the execution of the works and the inspection plan, 4,759 inspections have been carried out to date on 90 transformers, which included 4,759 users.

This announcement comes in as countries across Europe have started putting in heightened efforts to replace older, outdated metering systems with new ones for a heightened level of efficacy.

However, smart metering still has some way to go in Europe, likely to reach the 80% threshold penetration for electricity by 2025.


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