Elektroset, a major power grid of Vologda Region is one of the first entities in implementing smart metering in Russia. The utility, based in Cherepovec, supplies electricity to 330 000 inhabitants and all industries in the region. A smart metering package, containing Iskraemeco smart meters, concentrators and Iskraemeco software, SEP2W, enables the utility to successfully reap the benefits of smart metering.
After the systems` implementation, Elektroset recorded significant operational advances, involving a major reduction of losses and the ability to supply more power to its customers. This investment in the modernization of the system is predicted to have a substantial financial impact by 2020. According to the utilities calculations and the results that were recorded so far, the final savings of this smart metering implementation will exceed half a billion rubles (more than 10 million euros).
The complete soft- and hardware solution within this project has been developed and manufactured by Iskraemeco. With automatic data read-outs, multi-energy management and advanced security options, Elektroset was able to upgrade its services and save a bunch on operational expenses. Manual meter readings and accompanying errors are now a thing of the past. In cases of meter tampering, a service crew can now be dispatched in minutes after the smart meter records an anomaly.
Along with numerous technical improvements, the smart solution delivered by Iskraemeco brought about a transformation in the way consumers can manage their consumption in homes and businesses. The system brings beneficial economic impact to the region by maintaining trouble-free and high quality power supply to end users.
For more information about the project and the smart metering benefits, you can watch the video below or follow this link: Elektroset