Skagerak Nett has decided to contract the rollout of 180,000 smart meters with Eltel. The contracted services include rollout of meters and communication equipment, installations for substations, warehousing and logistics, and customer contacts.
For Eltel the contract is another smart metering project in Norway announced during a short period of time. Eltel is the market leader of smart metering rollouts in Northern Europe with contracted installations of over 4 million meters.
Skagerak Energi’s operations are focused on production and distribution of electricity and other energy, as well as other activities related to these. The group has an annual average energy production of 5,500 GWh, more than 185,000 network customers and turnover of $3.38 billion in 2014. Skagerak does not sell electricity to end-users but owns 48 percent of Norway's second largest power sales company, Fjordkraft. The group has about 780 employees.
Eltel is a European provider of technical services for critical infrastructure networks — Infranets — in the segments of power, communication and transport & security, with operations throughout the Nordic and Baltic regions, Poland, Germany, the United Kingdom and Africa. Eltel provides a broad and integrated range of services, spanning from maintenance and upgrade services to project deliveries. Eltel has a diverse contract portfolio and a loyal and growing customer base of large network owners.