Hønefoss, Norway and Skanderborg, Denmark --- (METERING.COM) --- April 2, 2012 - Ringeriks-Kraft, the first distribution company in Norway to implement a smart metering system since the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) issued the directive on countrywide implementation of smart meters before January 1, 2017, has selected Kamstrup’s wireless smart metering system for 22,000 metering points.

The meter installation will take place in 2012-2013.

“It was important for us to choose a solution based on proven technology,” commented project manager Morten Sjaamo from Ringeriks-Kraft. “The smart metering investment is a major step towards a more efficient, holistic and quality approved process from data collection to billing, a step leading to the full smart grid implementation.”

The company will be able to benefit from a more accurate billing and a smoother communication with their customers due to automatic and on demand collection of hourly values from the meters and a two-way communication system. The precise load profile of single meters and of whole areas will strongly improve the energy efficiency for the benefit of the environment and the economy.