Aidon wins the largest smart metering contract in Northern Europe

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From left: Thor-Erik Næss, CEO, Aidon Norge, Timo Chrons, CEO, Aidon, Sigurd Kvistad, Project Manager, Hafslund Nett, and Kristin Lian, Senior Vice President of Hafslund Nett. (Picture: Aidon)

Hafslund Nett, Norway’s largest power grid operator, has selected Aidon to supply and implement an Automatic Metering Infrastructure (AMI) solution for its 700 000 customers in the region of Oslo and 33 surrounding municipalities. The contract was signed today, 24th February. The roll-out will start during the 1st half of 2016 and will be completed in 2019.

Hafslund’s new AMI will consist of Aidon Energy Service Devices (smart meters), a head-end-system for the collection and management of the data from the smart meters, as well as a communication solution for data delivery.

– After an extensive and thorough review, we evaluated Aidon’s proposal as the most economical offer with a future-oriented and good technical solution based on good commercial terms, says Kristin Lian, Senior Vice President of Hafslund Nett.

– The Aidon solution will provide us with advanced smart grid functionalities and an intelligent wireless communication platform with the flexibility and performance required for future developments. Moreover, the solution offers a good support for IPv6, as well as a head-end-solution with many configuration options, Lian concludes.

Thor-Erik Næss, CEO, Aidon Norge comments:

– We are proud and honoured to have received the mission to provide Hafslund Nett with the most advanced AMI solution on the market. Hafslund has placed a great emphasis on the system’s functionality beyond collecting meter readings from its customers. The solution will allow Hafslund to get more information about the state of their network, enabling an efficient and reliable operation of their grid. This AMI solution is an important step in bringing this industry to the next level of smart grid in which an increasingly large part of the value is created by seamless and reliable availability of data.

More information:

Aidon: CEO Timo Chrons
timo.chrons(a), tel. +358 400 775300

Hafslund: Director of Communications Truls E. A. Jemtland
truls.jemtland(a), tel. +47 92 02 94 80

Aidon is a leading provider of open-architecture based smart metering systems and new generation energy service devices in the Nordics. Aidon’s products serve today more than a million metering points in the Nordics. Aidon has offices in Jyväskylä and Vantaa in Finland, Täby in Sweden and Asker in Norway.

Hafslund ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and one of the largest listed power groups in the Nordic region. Hafslund is Norway’s largest power grid operator, a leading supplier of electricity and a major producer of renewable energy from hydropower and district heating. The Group is the fifth largest in the Nordic countries in electricity sales and has produced renewable energy from hydropower for more than 100 years. Hafslund will develop both operationally and strategically within the Group’s four business segments: Production, Heat, Power and Markets.