Kamstrup’s AMI-Solution lands in South Africa
Kamstrup’s open and interoperable Smart Grid/Advanced Metering Infrastructure solution has been successfully installed and is fully live at Rand Aid Luxury Retirement Village in Modderfontein, Johannesburg.
The project was developed and implemented for Rand Aid by online energy information services company Station7 in Fourways, Johannesburg. The back-end integration was done by Kamstrup’s South African partner Livewire Engineering and Consulting in Cape Town. Implementation of phase 1 was done at a record speed of 6 weeks including integration between Livewire’s Meter Data Management (MDM) system and Kamstrup’s head-end UtiliDriver® as well as the delivery of a Kamstrup Radio Mesh Network, concentrators and single- and three phase smart meters.
The total system enables the end customer to benefit from real time data and a detailed overview of the energy consumption. Apart from the obvious advantages like identifying electricity-guzzling appliances and the automatic managing of the complicated South African tariff system, the AMI is also the first step towards a true Smart Grid that will strengthen demand side management.
Utilities worldwide use Kamstrup UtiliDriver® for smooth system integration of smart meters, communication systems and meter data management systems from different vendors.