Tuesday, 19 Nov 2019 | 22 Rabi Al Awwal 1441
Automated meter reading becomes a reality in Musandam

Automated meter reading becomes a reality in Musandam

Rolled out in collaboration with the National Electricity &amp Energy Centre of the Public Authority for Water (Diam), this is a initial-of-its-sort intelligent metering in Oman. Ooredoo is supporting Internet of items (IoT) options for AMR in Musandam.

The new digital remedy will get rid of the challenges faced by utilities providers when collecting meter readings, particularly in isolated places. The initiative is in line with the government’s vision to turn the strategic governorate into a intelligent city.

Sultan bin Ahmed al Wahaibi, chief company and wholesale officer at Ooredoo, stated, “We are committed to playing a key role in the establishment of smart cities in Oman. We have been reinforcing our network and investing heavily in the latest solutions to help position the country as an active player in digital innovation. By piloting this forward-thinking system through our IoT network we will be able to create a highly intelligent, autonomous and efficient utility systems, which will ultimately generate economic returns for the sultanate. Following this successful pilot, Ooredoo is working with the relevant organisations to see smart metering rolled out across Oman.”

The intelligent water meter automatically collects consumption information and transfers it to a central database for billing, troubleshooting and evaluation. It will allow Diam to acquire precise meter readings from consumers automatically and will also be capable to save water by spotting leaks. Customers will obtain bills primarily based on actual consumption, rather than on estimates or previous use.

All current meters in the governorate will be upgraded with intelligent retrofit devices to steer clear of the want to exchange the meter.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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