Eva Nygren,
President,
Sweco Sweden
 
Stockholm, Sweden --- (METERING.COM) --- April 6, 2010 - Swedish consulting group Sweco has been commissioned by the country’s energy market supervisor, the Energy Markets Inspectorate, to explore the opportunities for hourly meter reading.

For the past year, all electricity customers in Sweden have the right to monthly reading of their electricity meters, and now it may be time to go one step further.

Sweco and the Energy Markets Inspectorate will study the extent to which the existing technical solutions can handle hourly meter reading and what upgrades may be necessary. Together with the client and an external reference group, the relevant costs and socioeconomic benefits will then be identified.

The results of Sweco’s assignment will be ready during the summer.

“We are very pleased to have won the contract,” said Eva Nygren, president of Sweco Sweden. “Experience from other countries shows that hourly metering has excellent results since the customers can more easily monitor and reduce their own consumption.”