A harbinger of Turkish Smart Grid

Two Frontrunner Pilots in Turkey

Testing a smart grid solution tailored to the Turkish needs

Together with the business partner VIKO, Kamstrup signed contracts on the two smart metering pilots in Turkey, with Türk Telekom Group, and the regional electricity distributor, EnerjiSA group.

Wireless Smart Grid-Platform coping with difficulties in mountainous area

Türk Telekom Group, the national leader in telecommunication and fiber networks, teamed up with Kamstrup, to test Kamstrup’s full Smart Grid platform, OMNIA, comprising network communication, data management and smart meters.

The pilot is designated to a geographically challenging area in Bursa region. Bursa has a potential of 750,000 metering points and the distribution group has a potential of 9 million metering points in total. “PLC-solutions have some obvious difficulties in

the mountainous area. It’s a big advantage that the wireless system can work independently of the power lines” says the Research and Development Manager from Türk Telekom, “With a Radio Mesh-system, we are not bound to the sub-stations, instead we can actually install the concentrators where it suits us best, for example in the fiber distribution-boxes.”

RF Metering dealing with different conditions

A second smart metering pilot is in the area of Ankara in cooperation with BaşkentEDAS owned by EnerjiSA, a joint venture of Sabancı and E.ON, which has a potential of 9 million metering points. Four typical residential areas were chosen in order to test the system-performance

under different conditions.

R&D Manager from Başkent, explains the choice of Kamstrup: “We value the pilot projects with Kamstrup to observe and evaluate the potential benefits and performance of RF metering in sample cases of our distribution network. Kamstrup’s RF metering solutions could be a promising solution for us.”

Enable grid optimization and efficient power supply

The pilots reveal the possibilities of grid optimization and of bringing down the power waste. In line with the extreme Turkish growth perspective, the pilots shall prepare the energy suppliers for a liberalized power market demanding a lot more meter readings than today and a growing need for demand side management.

“After a thorough survey of manufacturers that are capable of delivering a viable smart metering-solution for the Turkish power sector, our choice fell on Kamstrup, who has a fitting product palette besides impressive references. Kamstrup excels with its the advanced Radio Mesh System which is the one of the most smart grid ready systems and at the same time one of the most economic solutions due to the use of radio communication.”

VIKO General Manager Nusret K. Apaydın
Bursa and Ankara, Turkey

Türk Telekom Group and EnerjiSA group

Partner: VIKO

- Full Smart Grid platform – OMNIA
- Radio Mesh communication
- Data management system
- OMNIPOWER smart meters

Timeframe: 2013-2014

Contact for further information


René Nygaard Jensen, Sales Manager

Phone: +45 2756 7536

Email: rnj@kamstrup.dk