Muscat, October 31, 2018 – CESI is protagonist of the live operation of a centrally implemented Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) project in Oman, commissioned by Nama Group. The AMR system is a central standard smart metering system that will enable electricity companies to obtain accurate, hourly meter readings from high value customers and collect their consumption in an automated manner, reducing electricity losses and provide better services to customers. CESI has been supporting the project since its inception in 2015, and the company’s role has been to manage the project activities to ensure the efficient coordination and delivery of several contractors, service providers and manufacturers involved in the project’s extensive implementation. This project will help the sector implement its future vision of building Omanis' capabilities and putting them at the forefront of leading technologies in the electricity industry.
“We are honoured to work with Nama Group on this significant project for the Sultanate of Oman. By tapping into our team’s extensive experience developed over tens of AMR projects implemented in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East (for approximately 50 million customers), the Oman AMR project will successfully foster the creation of an advanced power sector in the country, and also help Nama realise their vision for utility service excellence and industry leadership amongst the GCC,” said Dr Matteo Codazzi, CESI’s CEO.
CESI has been present in Oman since 2012, working on a number of consultancy undertakings including the development of hybrid diesel/solar PV generation projects; assessing the technical and economic feasibility of hybrid generation projects for power stations for RAECO; the development of standards for installation and implementation of solar PV panels for the Authority for Electricity Regulation in Oman; and inspections of small scale solar installations on school rooftops for Shell Development Oman.