InfoTech Group signs deal with K-Electric Limited to implement Automated Meter Reading system
Lahore, March 11, 2014 (PPI-OT): InfoTech Group, a leading technology software solutions provider, has recently signed an agreement with K-Electric Limited (KE) to implement Automated Meter Reading system in Karachi, Pakistan. According to the agreement InfoTech will install the solution in the areas that have been selected by K-electric on the basis of their data analysis.
This solution will enable KE to maximize its Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI) capability with proper network management that can help the power distribution company in improving monitoring of the overall electrical network.
As a result with this solution K- Electric Limited intends to reduce energy losses, manage recoveries, proactively address network performance issues, enhance distribution planning capability, and improve outage management.
In the initial phase of the project KE will implement smart meters for approximately 10,000 customers across a few specific areas of Karachi within a year, and then continuously roll out across a major portion of the city. InfoTech is also working other DISCOs on various technology projects in Pakistan.
Commenting on the occasion, Naseer A. Akhtar, CEO of InfoTech said, “In order to enhance the efficiency of our current electricity infrastructure, the development of a “Smart Grid” is of utmost importance. By implementing such technologies we can save tons of money annually while greatly improving the efficiency, reliability, and environmental impact of our electricity supply system. It is also important to explore the necessities and technology involved in developing Smart Grid solutions in Pakistan, as well as the current steps and roadblocks regarding its implementation.”
For more information, contact:
InfoTech (Pvt.) Limited
12-N Gulberg-II, Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42 111-427-427, +92-42 5872201-7
Fax: +92-42 5872265
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