02 May 2017
India is the world's third largest producer and fourth largest consumer of electricity. Despite this the country is being mostly served with electromechanical meters or digital meters with optical port being the only communication interface. Smart metering projects are scattered across the country and are mostly based on P2P GPRS, generating high monthly operational costs or proprietary RF solutions, which create vendor dependence for the DISCOs.
09 November 2016
According to Energypress.gr, the bid of Intracom Telecom for a project of 200 000 meters had the lowest price on the opening of bid envelopes on Friday 4th of November. The first 10 000 meters will be delivered in 9 months after the contract signature, then the remaining meters will be deployed in 15 months.
31 October 2016
EVN Macedonia, the sole electricity distribution operator in FYROM, continues its smart metering deployment program reaching this year 347 transformer substations and around 35 000 consumers.
EVN Macedonia started it smart metering program with a proof of concept in 2011 in order to understand the cost/benefit, given that unlike in other European countries, the investment into it is not compensated by the government.
19 October 2016
ADD BULGARIA, ADD GRUP’s partner in Bulgaria, inked a major deal with EVN Bulgaria for the delivery of 550 000 smart electricity meters based on PRIME technology. The project will span over the next four years, with the first delivery planned till the end of 2016.
For EVN Bulgaria this project is especially important as by the end of the project, 80% of all meters in its network will be with remote reading .
11 October 2016
ADD GRUP with its partners Tecnolines UAB and ELKO SIA delivered a turnkey pilot project to Lithuanian electricity distributor ESO as part of a comprehensive Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA). It should be noted that a previous CBA (done without participation of ADD GRUP) in 2012 had negative results, leading to a halt of Smart Meter installations in Lithuania.
26 January 2016
Lithuanian National DSO ESO awarded the implementation of Smart Metering pilot project to the consortium of UAB Tecnolines, SIA Elko and ADD-Production S.R.L. as a result of competitive international tender. The purpose of the pilot is to analyze the costs benefits of smart metering deployment in Lithuania.
26 November 2015
26 November 2015, Chisinau, Moldova; Lublin, Poland
PGE Dystrybucja S.A., as a result of the tender, has awarded the consortium of ADD Polska, ADD Production and ADD Bulgaria the contract for pilot implementation of a smart metering system (AMI) in a branch of Białystok and Łódź- covering more than 50 000 Smart Electricity Meters.
24 November 2015
Romanian Accreditation Association - RENAR has accredited ADD GRUP’s laboratory according to ISO 17025, a standard on general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.
Specifically defined, the accreditation by RENAR is the third party attestation, in this case by RENAR, which represents the confirmation of the fact that the testing laboratory of ADD-PRODUCTION SRL (part of ADD GRUP) is competent to perform specific conformity assessment tasks (as specified in the standards EN 50470-3 for active energy metering and EN 62053-23 for reactive energy metering) according to ISO-17025:2005.
12 October 2015
Thales keyAuthority provides trustworthy key management across smart meter network
Plantation, Fla – September 23, 2015
, leader in critical information systems and cybersecurity, and ADD Grup announce that Thales keyAuthority® is being used to protect the credentials inside smart meters and create a secure system-wide root of trust, protecting consumers, utility companies and the energy supply chain from fraud and cyber-attack.
24 September 2015
Slovak company Východoslovenská distribučná, Košice (VSD), part of RWE Group, chose ADD GRUP to supply the first lot of 14 000 smart meters to be implemented this year. This delivery is part of a larger program to cover large customers. VSD implements the project to comply with government regulation on smart meters for large customer.