Smart Cities - Cities of the future

Published on Tuesday, 15 November 2016

“We are very pleased about implementing this key technological innovation project, where we get to incorporate modern metering equipment into our distribution system using technology developed by the Enel Group and put at the disposal of our clients”

– David Felipe Acosta, Infrastructure Manager, Enel Distribución.

We live better thanks to how we regulate our energy now

Smart Metering is a technological solution that allows a double-track information flow, from the homes to our control center, which offers one the possibility of optimizing the grid operations improving the quality of our service, and locking in reliability and safety to boot.

With smart meters, families can constantly monitor their energy consumption at home, which allows them to change habits and more actively manage their use of energy. Furthermore, they can compare their consumption with that of their neighbors, which allows them to verify how their consumption compares to that of their community.

In addition to consumer analysis, smart metering allows the customer to maintain a basic charge in their homes for lighting and appliances, such as the refrigerator, in case they forget to pay the power bill. Re-hook up service can be done remotely without a service call thus making the process quicker.

The promise for Colombia in 2017 is to bring this innovative technology to the nearly 3 million homes serviced by Enel Group in Bogotá, with an eye towards continuing to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of its customers.

ENEL Group, pioneer in digital technology 

The Smart Metering technology developed by the Enel Group is cutting-edge, and proof of this lies in the over 40 million smart-meter customers in Italy.

Endesa España, a company within the Enel Group, has installed around 7 million smart meters in its distribution areas: Catalonia, Aragon, Andalusia, and the Balearic and Canary Islands. Market penetration in Latin America is just getting off the ground: Enel Distribución Chile began installing this new system in 2016 with 50,000 smart meters around the city of Santiago.