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20th Mar. 2014
Press Release - CG participates in 10 Advanced Metering Infrastructure pilot runs globally

  • Over two million smart meters installed worldwide
  • Portfolio covering multiple standards such as PRIME, G3 and ZigBee
  • Solutions for MV & LV automation to go beyond smart metering



Mumbai, March 20, 2014: Avantha Group Company CG’s Automation business unit, over the last 12 months, has participated in 10 Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) pilot runs worldwide, to deploy ZIV-branded smart meters and data concentrators.


Energias de Portugal (EDP), CREOS (Luxembourg), ENERGA (Poland), ENERGOBIT (Romania), Electricité Du Liban (EDL - Lebanon), CGJDF (India), POWERGRID (India), Companhia Energetica de Pernambuco (CELPE - Brazil), and Empresa Provincial de Energía de Santa Fe (EPE - Argentina) are running CG’s ZIV smart grid solutions. The solutions are also operational at the Iberdrola STAR Project, in Bilbao, Spain, in the world`s first major Smart Grid deployment, where over 227,000 ZIV smart meters are successfully monitoring the electricity services provided to the area’s 410,000 inhabitants.


CG, after acquiring ZIV, is the key supplier of PRIME meters globally, and was the first manufacturer to gain PRIME certification for its ZIV’s 4CCT model, a robust Data Concentrator Unit (DCU). To extend beyond smart metering and complement the Distribution Automation Solution (DAS) portfolio, CG, at its smart grid excellence centre in Bilbao, has developed a complete set of solutions for Medium Voltage (MV) & Low Voltage (LV) automation systems, covering different technologies such as radio (ZigBee) and PLC (G3-PLC & PRIME).


Through these expansions, CG will widen its Smart Grid offer spectrum and play an important role in strengthening the power networks of countries.   EDP chose ZIV’s DCU in February last year for the deployment of a PRIME AMI in Portugal.  CG recently completed the supply of 30,000 ZIV Meters to ANDE (Administración Nacional de Electricidad), Paraguay.


Speaking on this development, Avantha Group Company CG’s CEO & Managing Director, Laurent Demortier, said: “This is a matter of great pride for CG. We thank all the utilities that have displayed their trust in our company. We will always endeavour to adapt our offerings to best suit our clients’ needs, and we look forward to partnering with our global clients in their efforts to address the ever-growing need for energy.”


Mr. Laurent Demortier, CEO and Managing Director of CG



About CG


Avantha Group Company CG is a global pioneering leader in the management and application of electrical energy. With more than 15,000 employees across its operations in around 85 countries, CG provides electrical products, systems and services for utilities, power generation, industries, and consumers. The company is organized into four business groups: Power, Industrial, Automation, and Consumer. CG clocks US$ 2.3 billion in revenues from product lines that cover the entire value chain of engineering offerings. CG’s Automation headquarters located in Bilbao, Spain, hosts the center of excellence for the development of CG’s smart grid solutions commercialized under the ZIV® brand.


For more information on CG, please visit: www.cgglobal.com.



About Avantha


The Rs. 25,000 crores (US$4bn) Avantha Group is one of India`s leading business conglomerates. Its successful entities in diversified sectors include Crompton Greaves (power transmission and distribution equipment and services), BILT (paper and pulp), The Global Green Company Limited (food processing), Biltech Building Elements Limited (infrastructure), Avantha Power (energy), Salient Business Solutions Limited (IT and ITES), Jg Glass (glass containers)


With a global footprint, the Group operates in 90 countries with more than 25,000 employees worldwide. Led by Gautam Thapar, Avantha demonstrates strong leadership globally and emerges as a focused corporate, leveraging its knowledge, leadership and operations, adding lasting value for its stakeholders and investors.


For more information on Avantha, please visit www.avanthagroup.com.



For further information, please contact:


Ms. Paula Sengupta
Global Head – Communications
CG (Crompton Greaves Limited)
CG House, 10th floor
Worli, Mumbai 400 030, India

Mrs. Shravani Dang
Vice President
Group Head - Corporate Communications
Avantha Group, 1st floor, Thapar House,
24, Janpath Lane, New Delhi 110 001

T : +91 22 24237516 / 67558771

Tel (D): +91 11 41699282
Tel (B): +91 11 23368332

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