CG to provide smart grid solutions in Portugal
Avantha Group Company CG has won an important contract to supply ZIV Data Concentrator Units (or DTC - Distribution Transformer Controllers) to Energias de Portugal (EDP), one of the major European operators in the energy sector. ZIV’s 4CTT model is nowadays the reference DCU in the market after becoming the first model certified by the PRIME alliance last year and having proven a robust performance onsite. In addition to several management functions, data concentrator units retrieve and store data from the meters and periodically send it to the management system. CG bagged the largest lot for the supply of this second batch of data concentrators. A year ago, EDP began the deployment of PRIME advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) in Portugal, selecting CG as the main supplier of data concentrators. EDP Distribuição is an EDP group company operating in the regulated distribution and supply businesses in Portugal, with over 6 million clients and 220,000 km network. EDP Distribuição has already installed 3000 DTCs within the scope of the InovGrid project. InovGrid was conceptualised to introduce AMI improvements in the network.
Avantha Group Company CG’s CEO and MD, Laurent Demortier said, “As the first provider having developed its own implementation of power line communication technology in its smart grid devices, we foresee a promising future in this segment.”