Sofia, Bulgaria --- (METERING.COM) --- October 18, 2011 - CEZ Bulgaria has installed approximately 18,000 smart meters to date and plans to install a further 2,000 smart meters by year end and another 3,500 during 2012.

According to a local press report the majority of these smart meters have been installed in Sofia, Kyustendil, Lom, Ihtiman, Dupnitsa and Blagoevgrad in the west of the country.

CEZ is reported to have invested over BGN494 million (US$347 million) since 2005 in rehabilitation, modernization and development of the electric infrastructure of north-western Bulgaria.