CESI Middle East has been selected by the Electricity & Co-Generation Authority of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ECRA, to develop policies, specification requirements and an implementation plan for a smart metering and advanced metering infrastructure
This new mandate, which is the first kingdom-wide project of its kind to be undertaken in Saudi Arabia, not only increases CESI Middle East’s leadership position in the Middle East, but also gives further impetus to the development of future plans based on renewable energy across the Middle East as the implementation of smart grids allows for a switch from conventional energy to renewable energy.
In addition to the Arab Fund feasibility study to determine the best electric energy and natural gas trade scenarios to create a single energy market for 20 Arab countries, CESI Middle East has already undertaken electricity projects to connect Saudi Arabia with Egypt and Yemen.
Commenting on this agreement, Matteo Codazzi, Chief Executive Officer of CESI, said: “This project represents a very important step for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the region in moving towards the global future of electricity and the development of a more advanced technologies and innovations that will deliver sustainable solutions and cost-saving through energy conservation. Smart metering and smart grids are a growing trend across the region and deserve serious consideration and formulation of a strategic plan for their deployment.”
CESI will be working on this project with global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney.