Nama Group announced the project for the implementation of Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) has gone live. The project designed for high value customers in the electricity sector in Oman was carried out by a professional team of Omani experts from the electricity distribution companies in Nama Group in partnership with CESI Middle East and WIPRO Limited as the system integrator.
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.
Nama Group CEO Eng Omar Al Wahaibi stated, “The AMR is another milestone in our continuous efforts to drive the electricity sector to enhance efficiencies, reduce electricity losses and provide better services to our customers. Moreover, this project sets a strong basis for providing more advanced services to our customers and helps us to be more effective in serving their needs in an efficient manner, in our quest to realise Nama’s vision of becoming a leading reference for utility service excellence by 2022.”
Dr Mansoor Al Hinai, Nama’s VP Distribution added, “The project will also support the implementation of privatisation and electricity supply competition in line with the Oman Government’s vision. CESI’s knowledge and experience was a key factor in embedding enhancements in systems, processes and employee capabilities, which not only secured the project’s success, but also helped create a long-lasting effect of improvement and efficiency in the sector.”
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.
“We are honoured to work with Nama Group on this significant project for the Sultanate of Oman,” said Dr Matteo Codazzi, CESI’s CEO. “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,”
Dr Floris Schulze, Managing Director, CESI Middle East added, “This AMR project is very significant for the development of the electricity sector in Oman, as accurate and precise meter readings prepares the sector for future advancements such as distributed rooftop solar generation, whereby solar energy is generated and consumed locally.”