Seven international players meet smart meters tender deadline

A total of seven major international players have expressed non-binding, first-round interest in a new tender staged by distribution network operator DEDDIE/HEDNO for procurement and installation of digital power meters around the country.

The operator launched this new tender after its previous procedure, launched eight years ago, ended up being brought to a standstill by legal battles fought between rival bidders.

The seven companies that met the new procedure’s first-round deadline, which expired last Friday following five extensions granted to interested parties, are: US-based Itron; Switzerland’s Landis+Gyr; Elster, now a member of international group Honeywell; Protasis, a Greek firm operating in Greece as a representative of French company Sagemcom; Slovenia-based Iskraemeco; Gridspertise, founded in 2021 by Italian group Enel to market the group’s smart network technology; and Intrasoft International, which became a member of Danish-headquartered IT group Netcompany last year.

First-round offers are planned to be opened at midday today, setting in motion their appraisal.

The project, entailing the installation of approximately 7.5 million smart meters in Greece, is expected to be completed in 2030 and its budget is estimated at 830 million euros.

 

Operator’s effort for telemetry center upgrade nears launch

DEDDIE/HEDNO, the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator, has entered the final stretch of an effort to upgrade its medium-voltage telemetry center by approving Protasis, a power systems engineering and consulting company, as the winning bidder of a tender concerning the center’s expansion, maintenance, technical and functional support.

According to the tender’s terms, the winning bidder will have 13 months to complete the project once its contract has been signed.

The project, budgeted at 681,200 euros, includes expanding the medium-voltage telemetry center for monitoring of an additional 230,000 points; expanding user licenses; maintenance work at the medium-voltage center; as well as installation of new drivers and modules.