Kamstrup wins order for Norwegian consortium

Stilling, Denmark


Four Norwegian power utilities have come together to purchase a smart metering solution from Kamstrup. The order includes more than 50,000 meters and means that in the future, the utilities will have far more rational operations.

”It was important for us to enter into an agreement with a stable and reliable supplier, whom we know with great certainty will be in the market for many years to come”,says Bjørg Brestad, Chief Executive Officer of Valdres Energiverk, referring to Kamstrup’s financial strength and great focus on system security and the ability to carry out remote firmware updates. 

The Norwegian consortium consisting of Guldbrandsdal Energi, Valdres Energiverk, Eidefoss and Vang Energiverk has chosen Kamstrup as supplier of a smart metering solution that includes meters, communication system, central system and integration.

In addition, the four power utilities will gain clear operational benefits from a hosting agreement with Kamstrup. The agreement ensures continuous, stable operations for the four companies and means that they will not have to make costly investments in IT hardware or establish unprofitable operations departments.
”It was important for us to enter into an agreement with a stable and reliable supplier, whom we know with great certainty will be in
the market for many years to come”, says Bjørg Brestad, Chief Executive Officer of Valdres Energiverk, referring to Kamstrup’s financial strength and great focus on system security and the ability to carry out remote firmware updates. 

System ensures efficient operations 
Over the last few months, Kamstrup has signed several agreements with a number of Norwegian utilities including Energi Nett, Smart Strøm Nordvest and Dalane Energi. This agreement contributes to underline Kamstrup’s position as the leading systems supplier of smart metering solutions in the Nordic countries. The contract is also clear proof that Kamstrup is the preferred partner for utilities that require optimal integration between 

electricity, water and heat supply as well as the existing metering systems. 

”Kamstrup’s system supplies the highest metering performance and the best integration in the market. This means that the power utilities can reduce their costs and risk from day one and during the entire project period. With this agreement, the four power utilities have the same setup for ensuring efficient operations as the larger energy suppliers, such as DONG Energy with one million metering points”, says Jesper Daugaard, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing in Kamstrup. 

The roll-out is scheduled for the beginning of 2016 and will continue until the end of 2018.

For further information, please contact: 


Senior Vice President Jesper Daugaard, Global Marketing, Kamstrup, phone: +45 8993 1000

About the companies

Guldbrandsdal Energi AS is a vertically integrated company owned by the municipalities Nord Fron, Sør-Fron, Ringebu and Øyer. The company has 18,200 customers and 80 employees. The company’s core business areas are development and operation of grids as well as sales and production of electricity.
 

Valdres Energiverk AS is a vertically integrated company owned by the municipalities Nord Aurdal, Vestre Slidre and Øystre Slidre. The company has 13,800 customers and 51 employees. The company’s core business areas are grids, electricity, production and development.


A/S Eidefoss is a well integrated company owned



by the municipalities Vågå, Lom, Sel, Dovre and Lesja who each hold 20 percent. The company has 14,000 customers and 75 employees. The company’s core business areas are production, distribution and sales of electricity. 

Vang Energiverk KF is a vertically integrated company owned by Vang Municipality. The company has 2,250 customers and 14 employees. The company’s core business areas are production and distribution of electricity. 

 

About Kamstrup
Kamstrup is a world-leading supplier of energy and water metering solutions. 


Our solutions support utilities and are also applied in properties with individual metering.  For 70 years, we have delivered reliable, cost-effective ways to measure and manage energy and water consumption worldwide. By anticipating our customers’ challenges, we enable them to run a better business and inspire smarter, more responsible solutions for the communities they serve. Our solutions include consumption meters, smart metering systems, hosting and services, analytics and smart grid applications. All products are produced with the highest certifications for environmental safety and quality in our automated production facilities in Denmark. www.kamstrup.com

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