EDF SEI deploys Itron metering solution in French Guiana

EDF SEI has deployed Itron‘s comprehensive metering solution to optimize electricity generation for its territory operations in French Guiana on the north Atlantic coast of South America.

The solution helps EDF SEI monitor its energy production and consolidate production data to streamline operations at its power generation plants, including thermal, hydraulic and hybrid (fuel and solar panels).

Itron supplied industrial meters, associated data collection software and communication technology, including modems for data transmission via satellite and GPRS communications. In addition, Itron designed and developed user-friendly dashboards that consolidate data from the utility’s production plants dispatched over 12 separate networks.

These dashboards, defined by EDF SEI and designed by Itron, provide the network administrator with the indicators needed to optimize the management of production sites from one central point located in Cayenne, the capital of French Guiana.

Itron worked with EDF SEI to ensure that the solution would address the utility’s business challenges and meet its unique service territory requirements. As a result, Itron provided ACE SL7000 LVRT high-end industrial meters, which are equipped with current loops, allowing for quick and easy installation without disrupting the power supply, a key factor when working on power generation stations.

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