It’s over 10 years now that Enel has begun innovating, allowing Italian customers to view the information regarding their energy consumption thanks to electronic smart meters and the remote management infrastructure.
Enel electronic meter is an important example of innovation and it is still an unique example of such magnitude in this field at an international level. The project began in 2001 with the installation of electricity smart meters, data concentrator devices and remote metering management system.
Enel was the first company in the world that replaced old electromechanical meters with electronic ones, installing 32 million of them in only five years. Today this project, so called Telegestore, represents the largest and most widespread remote management infrastructure in the world and is a benchmark for all energy distribution companies.
With over 99% of electronic meters already installed, Enel is well ahead of deadlines set by the Authorities:
- In Italy, 95% of old devices to be replaced by 2011;
- In Europe, new meters to be installed for at least 80% of electricity consumers by 2020.