Muscat, CESI has been awarded the second phase of the Automated Meter Reading (AMR) technology implementation project by Nama Group Oman. The objectives of this AMR Roll Out assignment is the implementation of a central system to obtain customer readings remotely. With such a system, the Authority for Electricity Regulation in The Sultanate will be able to provide companies and customers with interface access to their AMR information; enable competition and customers switching between supply companies and provide consumption analysis that will allow better loss management strategies and theft detection. Indeed, closely monitored by the Authority for Electricity Regulation, the four-phase project was made to serve five distribution companies (MEDC, MZEC, MJEC, RAECO & SPC) to create a higher level of interconnectivity, engagement and sustainability. The second phase, expected to last two years, begins with organizing and managing activities for the implementation. The time is intended to both allow for solid execution progress and activities underpinning the knowledge transfer from suppliers and advisors, to operate the AMR solution independently at the conclusion of the AMR project.
“Having worked with CESI on the first phase of this project, we are confident that they have the expertise to continuously support Nama Group with this project,” said Mansoor Al Hinai, VP Distribution in Nama Group. “CESI has already developed the blueprint for the AMR implementation for high value customers in Oman, and we are confident in their abilities to manage this complex project and ensure its successful rollout.”
Thanks to its development of some of the region’s biggest projects, CESI has already established a solid track record experience in the GCC. CESI has been present in Oman since 2012, working on a number of consultancy undertakings, such as the development of hybrid diesel / solar PV generation projects; assessing the technical and economic feasibility of a hybrid project in regard to power stations of small and large capacity for RAECO; and, the development of the Standards for installation and implementation PV Solar panels for the Distribution Companies of Oman and inspections of small scale solar installations on rooftops of schools throughout the Sultanate for Shell Development Oman .
“We are honored to work
on such a landmark project. Through its extensive experience in the GCC, CESI’s long-term objective is to support the development of the electricity sector in Oman. By enabling the AMR solution, we can support the policy for the establishment of a really effective power sector market in the Country.” stated Matteo Codazzi, CEO CESI.
CESI’s major projects within the Middle include serving as a consultant in projects with the Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) in the United Arab Emirates, renewable energy projects with the Electricity and Water Authority Bahrain (EWA) and UNDP Bahrain, the development of a smart metering and smart grids strategy with the Electricity & Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA) in Saudi Arabia and supporting King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals and National Grid Saudi Arabia developing a strategy on AMR for Transmission .
“CESI is proud of being involved in the AMR Roll Out Implementation project with the Sultanate of Oman. Not only CESI has a strong knowledge of Oman’s energy systems from previous participation, but it also has a strong energy sector presence in the GCC, thus a good understanding of the local energy markets, regulations and companies,” said Floris Hendrikus Schulze, Managing Director, CESI Middle East FZE.