The chief official at DEDDIE/HEDNO, the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator, is awaiting the official cancellation of a failed tender launched over five years ago for the installation of digital power meters before presenting a new plan.
The initial tender, launched back in 2013 as a pilot program for the installation of a first lot of 200,000 smart meters in various parts of the country, proved fruitless after bidders legally challenged rival participants, and vice versa, halting the process.
Stefanos Oktapodas, the head official at DEDDIE/HEDNO, intends to present the operator’s new plan for the installation of 7.5 million digital power meters throughout the country, in place of the old conventional meters, once the Council of State, Greece’s Supreme Administrative Court, delivers the finalized details of its verdict cancelling the initial tender.
An effort will be made for the local production of a proportion of the smart meters to be used, it is believed.
DEDDIE/HEDNO is considering establishing a special purpose vehicle (SPV), as a subsidiary firm, for the project.