Romania: Digitalization and modernization at E-Distributie Muntenia, SEE Energy News
In Ilfov and Giurgiu counties, and in Bucharest, electricity distributor E-Distributie Muntenia, part of the Enel Group, invested over 47 million euros in digitalization and modernization of the equipment and the electricity grids. Of the current planned investments, over 12 million euros have been allocated to 110 KV lines and stations, 15 million euros to medium and low voltage lines, 6.2 million euros to supply points and secondary stations, and 8.2 million euros to measuring equipment.
In Bucharest, Giurgiu and Ilfov, E-Distributie Muntenia has scheduled for 2020 the installation of approximately 80,000 smart meters. In total, the three Romanian distribution companies of the Enel group install over 170,000 smart meters this year, in the areas where they operate. The investment amounts to over 11.5 million euros leading to 900,000 Enel customers benefiting from this technology by the end of 2020.
General Manager of the three distributors within Enel Group Gino Celentano said that the safety in supplying customers is a priority. The investment programs carried out by E-Distributie Muntenia drove improvements in the quality, resiliency and efficiency of the distribution system. These investments increase the reliability of the installations, improve the quality of the distribution service, and ensure the necessary power both for the existing consumers and for new connection requests. Complex projects are being implemented, covering the modernization, digitalization, amplification of the installed power, introduction of secondary stations into the telecontrol system and the replacement of the power lines to align them to the standards in force.