In competition against two other companies, Kamstrup won the order for 9,300 AMS meters for Kragerø Energi Nett. In particular, Kamstrup's Norwegian references, including Ringerikskraft, were in the final analysis, crucial in the Danish system supplier being selected.
"The thing that was most important for us, was the technical solution. Kamstrup already had experience in the Norwegian market, and knew about our installations. At the same time, Kamstrup submitted a competitive price and are a financially stable partner," says Geir Elsebutangen, CEO of Kragerø Energi Holding.
Kragerø Energi Nett began installing the system in September 2014, and currently, 30 percent of the system has now been installed.
Kragerø Energi Nett, like all of the other Norwegian utility companies, receives a penalty if it cannot supply electricity to its consumers. Last year, penalties amounted to DKK 1.2 million, which is low compared to other Norwegian companies of comparable size.
The Kamstrup AMS solution minimises the risk of long-term power failures, and Geir Elsebutangen expects a financial benefit, which will far exceed the annual penalty of DKK 1.2 million.
"I'm convinced that we're making a good investment, which will pay for itself during its lifetime."
Kragerø Energi Nett
Project period: 2014 - 2017