Siemens to Equip Egyptian City with ADMS and Smart Metering Solutions
Siemens has been awarded a contract to upgrade the distribution management system and establish an advanced metering infrastructure for Alexandria Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) – Lot 1 of a JICA-funded loan.
A subsidiary of the state-owned utility Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC), AEDC is responsible for the distribution network of Alexandria Governorate, the second most populated governorate in Egypt.
During the upcoming 30 months, Siemens will be implementing an ADMS control center for the West Alexandria region and a control center to supervise all distribution control centers in Alexandria.
In addition, 300,000 smart meters will be supplied, including the necessary hardware and software to establish an advanced metering infrastructure.
The implementation of the advanced software solutions for distribution grids, and the rollout of hundreds of thousands of intelligent field devices will help AEDC to increase operational and network efficiency, and reduce network loads and losses.
Following the partnership agreement signed with ESRI in July 2022, Siemens will also be delivering ESRI’s Geographical Information System (GIS) within the scope of the project.
Dr Mohamed Shaker, Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy said: “In view of efforts to improve service efficiency, we are pleased to sign the agreement between AEDC and Siemens to develop electricity distribution network and benefit from Siemens’ expertise in renewable energy sector."
Between 2015 and 2021, around 28.5 GW of generation capacity was added to the Egyptian power grid, enabling the country to become a power surplus nation.
Egypt has also increased its share of renewable energy resources (primarily wind and solar) over the years.
The development of the power grid needs to keep pace with the installation of new power generation assets. For the distribution grid, it is important to increase efficiency of the network and to reduce power losses.