Egypt's Minister of Electricity and Renewal Energy inaugurates the National Smart Meter Infrastructure Project

The inauguration started with a presentation held by Giza Systems at the Ministry headquarters, followed by an inspection visit made by the Minister to the main project site

  

Following the completion of the first stage of the National Smart Meter Infrastructure project, Egypt’s Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Dr. Mohamed Shaker, inaugurated the project on September 23, 2020.

The inauguration started with a presentation held by Giza Systems at the Ministry headquarters, followed by an inspection visit made by the Minister to the main project site: the main data center in Nasr City. Giza Systems gave a one-hour live demo of the deployed central smart metering system.

Among the attendees were Eng. Osama Asran, Deputy Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Eng. Gaber Desouky, CEO of the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) and Dr. Khaled Al-Destawi, Vice President of EEHC and Member of the Distribution Affairs for the Distributor Companies. From Wadi El Nile for Contracting and Real Estate Investment attended Eng. Hany Dahy the CEO of the Company and Eng. Ihab Saad, Head of the IT sector.

During his visit, Dr. Mohamed Shaker expressed great pride of this accomplishment; a first of its kind strategic project in Egypt and the Middle East that is considered core for the modern power grid, implemented by an all Egyptian company.

Giza Systems was chosen by Wadi El Nile for Contracting and Real Estate Investment, the main contractor of the project, to execute the complete infrastructure, data centers and central smart metering systems for six distributor companies and the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company, back in 2018. Partnering with Oracle, Schneider and Cisco, Giza systems was able to support the national infrastructure with 250,000 smart meters as a first stage, covering 7 sites: Nasr City, Obour, Sheikh Zayed, Minya, Alexandria, Tanta and Ismailia.

The deployment will enable the control and monitoring of electricity consumption through the application of smart billing techniques. The project will also provide long-term benefits, such as optimal application management, renewable energy integration, improved retail offerings, and multi-purpose billing services.

Leveraging its proven track record, certified professionals and in-depth integration capabilities, Giza Systems strives to contribute with its latest technologies and services to address the most pressing issues in the industry, from resource management and streamlining operations to bettering the consumption / production culture and reinforcing the industry infrastructure nation-wide.

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About The Egyptian Electricity Holding Company

The Egyptian Electricity Holding Company works on providing electrical energy for economic and social development projects and all-purposes across the unified electrical grid with the necessary capacities and the highest level of technical specifications. It also takes in consideration all safeguards for the stability and continuity of electrical supply without interruption in all cases with the optimal use of all resources to maximize profitability.

About Wadi El Nile for Contracting and Real Estate Investment

Since Its Inception in 1989 as an Egyptian joint stock company Wadi El Nile for Contracting and Real Estate Investment has been able to establish itself as one of the leading companies In real estate Contracting serving both the public and private sector. Employees’ headcount reaches up to 8,000 from different specialties, skills and trained labor. The company follows a policy of ongoing open communication with the team, based on its true belief in its social responsibility efforts towards its commercial and development projects applying the highest international methods of quality and safety.

About Giza Systems

Giza Systems, a leading systems integrator in the MEA region, designs and deploys industry-specific technology solutions for asset-intensive industries such as the Telecoms, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Transportation and other market sectors. Giza Systems helps its clients streamline their operations and businesses through their portfolio of solutions, managed services, and consultancy practice. Giza Systems’ team of 1,100 professionals are spread throughout the region with anchor offices in Cairo, Riyadh, Dubai, Doha, Nairobi, Dar-es-Salaam, Abuja, Kampala and New Jersey, allowing the Company to service an ever-increasing client base in over 40 countries.

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