From left: Knut Gustavsen, Rune Kvam, Otto Rustand, Knut Johansen and Tore Morten Wetterhus.

Glitre Energi Nett chooses eSmart Systems’ Connected Grid

Glitre Energi Nett and eSmart Systems have signed a contract for the delivery of Connected Grid.

Glitre Energi Nett and eSmart Systems have signed a contract for the delivery of Connected Grid.

Since 2013, eSmart Systems has been developing Connected Grid in close cooperation with TSOs Sogn og Fjordane Energi, Norgesnett, Ringerike-Kraft and Glitre Energi Nett through an industrial research and development project.

Connected Grid is based entirely on a forward-looking architecture and system solution where cloud services, IoT, Big Data and digital intelligence are central. Glitre Energi will use the system within their grid operations, including the introduction of smart meters.

- This marks an important milestone for Glitre Energi Nett. This puts in place the foundation needed to capture value ​​from the AMI and our “Smart Power” initiative, said Tore Morten Wetterhus, CEO in Glitre Energi Nett.

A leap into the future

As in all other industries, the energy industry has its own challenges. Distributed energy resources, outdated infrastructure, power outages as well as high operating and maintenance costs are some of the challenges utility companies wrestle with.

Smart electricity meters will be installed in all Norwegian homes by 2019. Glitre Energi Nett begins rolling out smart meters in autumn 2017. With Connected Grid in place, they are well prepared for the coming changes.

- We are delighted that Glitre Energinett has chosen to go live with our system and that they see the value it will provide related to meter reading management and the operation of AMI, said Knut Johansen, CEO of eSmart Systems.

- Connected Grid is critical for us to operate “Smart Power” optimally and an important piece in order to put in place intelligent operations of the grid in future, says Tore Morten Wetterhus. 

- With this, Glitre Energi is taking a giant leap into very exciting and very valuable technology, he concludes.