Enemalta inaugurates new computerised surveillance system to monitor disruptions

 Enemalta has mobilised a computerised surveillance system with over 700 cameras to monitor critical electricity distribution infrastructure

Enemalta’s new centre forms part of a €5 million investment to upgrade the control and automation systems of the national electricity distribution system
Enemalta’s new centre forms part of a €5 million investment to upgrade the control and automation systems of the national electricity distribution system

As part of its new Network Planning and Operations Control Centre, Enemalta has mobilised a computerised surveillance system with over 700 cameras to monitor critical electricity distribution infrastructure.

In a company statement issued this morning, Enemalta explained that engineers are able to use these cameras to obtain additional information about the physical state of equipment during emergencies or other technical difficulties. 

Enemalta’s new centre forms part of a €5 million investment to upgrade the control and automation systems of the national electricity distribution system.

From the centre, a team of engineers monitor and control the electricity distribution system, and respond to difficulties by remotely switching on alternative high voltage connections and restoring electricity supply to customers in the affected areas within a minimal timeframe.

The control centre also coordinates ongoing maintenance, repair and upgrade works that are carried out by other engineers and technicians throughout the year.

Another team of engineers at the centre conducts technical studies to analyse changes in electricity consumption in different areas. This information is then used to plan for upgrades.

“In the last few years, we invested over €100 million to consolidate the country’s electricity distribution network, to meet increasing demand and to reduce the difficulties that lead to power cuts,” Enemalta executive chairperson Fredrick Azzopardi said.

He added that electricity supply disruptions have fallen by over 60%. “This centre brings together the control of our ongoing nationwide network investment, securing new resources to continue improving the quality of service to our customers,” he said.

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