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Sultan bin Ahmed Al Wahaibi

Ooredoo to deliver automated metres to Nama

MUSCAT, 14 days ago

Ooredoo Oman, a top telco in the Sultanate, has partnered with state-run Nama Holding, to provide electricity distribution companies of Nama Group with remote connectivity solutions as part of the automated metre reading (AMR) project.

Under the agreement, Nama Group’s new metres will be equipped with cutting-edge smart technology, to deliver more frequent readings remotely.  

AMR metres are an end-to-end solution which works by digitally sending readings to electricity distribution companies for more reliable energy bills. AMR metres come with displays, allowing users to better understand and regulate their energy consumption.

Sultan bin Ahmed Al Wahaibi, chief business and wholesale officer at Ooredoo, said: “The smart metre rollout project will augment Oman’s energy system with a solution that is more accurate, efficient, and innovative. This agreement gives energy suppliers the opportunity to create a smart energy grid to better match supply and demand. It is a privilege to be a part of this project, which is yet another proactive example of the Sultanate driving its growth into a knowledge-based economy that is easier, faster and more transparent for all.”

Mansoor Al Hinai, VP Distribution & Supply Business at Nama Group, said: “This agreement forms part of a strategic national effort to providing high quality services to our customers and benefits our stakeholders. The AMR project is a gateway to enhancing telecoms technology in the electricity system, which will deliver greater efficiency for the benefit of businesses throughout Oman. Ooredoo, as our digital partner, offers us the telecoms technology we require to begin introducing AMR metres.”

During the first phase of the project, more than 10,000 commercial buildings will be outfitted with the next generation devices. The move will allow energy consumers to better understand their readings and make cost-effective changes to manage their utility bills. – TradeArabia News Service




Tags: NAMA | AMR | Ooredoo Oman |

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