Endesa is scheduled to install more than 13 million smart meters based on open technology from Meters and More, a non-profit association created by Endesa and its parent company Enel, to promote the deployment of smart meters and develop standards for pan-European and worldwide smart metering solutions.
Matias Alonso, Accenture’s global managing director for its utilities industry group, says, “As a member of Meters and More, Accenture is committed to developing new solutions to support the deployment of smart meters globally. We are focused on working with Endesa to promote smart metering solutions not only across Europe but also in its other key markets, such as Latin America.”
Accenture also reports that under Spanish regulations, “Endesa will install more than 13 million smart meters in Spain by 2018 and is planning to extend the smart meter program to its customers in Brazil, Colombia and Chile. Since the launch of its smart meter infrastructure roll-out in June 2010, Endesa has installed more than three and a half million smart meters based on Meters and More open technology in the regions where it operates in Spain—Andalusia, Extremadura, Aragón, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, and Catalonia.”
Endesa’s smart meter program will give customers detailed information regarding energy consumption, and will improve the performance of its distribution network through better billing accuracy, contract management, energy efficiency, outage detection, and restoration of service when outages occur.