Norwegian alliance chooses Kamstrup as smart water metering partner

Denmark, September 5th 2016

In Norway, five municipalities have made a common investment in about 14,000 intelligent water meters and a remote reading system. They chose the Danish company Kamstrup, a world leader within intelligent metering solutions for energy and water, as supplier.

With the transition from the current, mechanical meters to intelligent meters, the five municipalities take the lead in smart water metering in Norway. The cooperation consists of Oppegaard Municipality, Aas Municipality, Frogn Municipality, Nesodden Municipality and Vestby Municipality. 

The order of the 14,000 intelligent MULTICAL®21 water meters is the biggest order yet within water metering in Norway. Together with the accompanying remote reading system, READy, both the consumers and utilities  will be provided with a wealth of benefits. The innovative technology grants better insight into the water consumption, and gives notice to the utilities in case of leaks and bursts.
”Kamstrup delivers a future proof solution in high quality, and a compact meter that enable us to optimise our network and improve our customer service. With the compact, intelligent water meter, the consumers no longer need to read their own consumption – this will happen automatically with the new remote reading system. We believe that smart metering is the future and we are looking forward to making use of the possibilities it brings,” says Hossein Karganrood from Oppegaard Kommune

The installation of the meters is expected to be completed within the next four years.

”We see a rising tendency to invest in smart water metering in Scandinavia, and this is one of the first innovative cooperations in Norway. That is interesting. We are looking forward to a good cooperation in the future, and expect both utilities and consumers to benefit from the investment.”

- Kristian Hammer, Sales Manager at Kamstrup in Norway.

Smart water metering holds many advantages. The integrated intelligence of the meters gives immediate notice to the utilities in case of unusually high water consumption, which can indicate the commencement of a leak or burst. The utilities are thus able to ensure that water waste is minimised quickly and efficiently, saving both utility and consumer money and water. In addition, the intelligent meters secure a faster and more accurate billing.

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