SITRONICS Telecom Solutions (formerly STROM telecom) has announced the launch of a pilot project which will see the introduction of the company’s UTILIS real-time smart metering system in the electricity network of J.P. ELEKTROPRIVREDA HZ HB MOSTAR, a regional electricity supplier in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The pilot will last for seven months, during which the functionalities and performance of the UTILIS system will be tested with 184 metering devices in households. These functionalities include remote reads, service control and data collection. The system could potentially be adopted for the management of about 200,000 metering points within the J.P. ELEKTROPRIVREDA HZ network. SITRONICS TS launched its UTILIS real-time smart metering system together with Echelon meters and PLC technology last year. The first utility to adopt the system was Stadtwerke Feldkirch of Austria, which has already begun replacing all its existing meters. /