AMI, Smart Grid, Procurement


NV Energiebedrijven Suriname

AMI Strategy, Procurement, and Implementation for EBS

In April 2021, NTCS Energy started supporting NV Energiebedrijven Suriname (EBS) in developing strategies and roadmaps for AMI deployment in Suriname. EBS requested us to review their long-term energy strategy and to develop a sustainable smart grid strategy to move to a more distributed, resilient, and flexible grid.

As moving from defining an AMI strategy to a full implementation demands a lot of organizations, we supported EBS’s leadership team and operational managers from defining the strategies up to selecting a suitable solution, technologies, and vendor. We executed a thorough analysis of Suriname’s current electricity infrastructure and BEL’s systems and processes. We collaboratively defined the strategy and developed a high-level solution model and business case. The business case included an overview of quantifiable and non-quantifiable benefits on one side and cost components on the other. Eventually, we guided EBS throughout the entire procurement process by conducting stakeholder interviews, guiding the Request for Information (RFI/RFQ) and Request for Proposals (RFP) processes, executing high-level assessments of the RFP responses, and supporting the decision process to select a preferred vendor. Now, all arrangements are made to start the AMI deployment in Suriname in the very near future.