Nama Group unveils smart metering system
Muscat - Nama Group has embarked on introducing smart metering technologies in the sultanate.
The implementation of Automated Smart Metering was initiated by the group through the electricity distribution companies as part of compliance to requirements of the Authority for Electricity Regulation (AER) in Oman. The implementation of smart (AMR) metering will be for high value customers who consume more than 150Mwh of electricity per year, stated a press release.
The AMR project will create a higher level of interconnectivity, engagement and sustainability with a goal of enhancing the quality and speed of processing metering data.
Furthermore, it will work towards improving billing process, mitigating losses, lessening query-related costs and reducing debtor days.
In addition, the introduction of AMR will enable the implementation of the cost reflected tariffs introduced by AER to reduce the electricity subsidy in Oman, and promote better consumption behaviours.
Mansoor al Hinai, VP Distribution & Supply was quoted as saying, “Nama Group is working at a steady pace to provide highquality customer services within the group's customer service programme.
“This project is an example of utilising the technology which will enhance the quality and speed of meter reading.”