The market and technologies are constantly developing, and at the same time the role of communications in smart metering is changing. Communications is no longer only about transferring data between meters and systems. Current requirements call for more advanced connectivity, and the smart grid has started to evolve into a full-fledged communications network. Rather than serving a simple meter and data collection system, a communications network has to meet the requirements of the Internet of Things (IoT) including a large number of interconnected systems and units that need to communicate with one another. This raises the bar for standardization, bandwidths and flexibility, not to mention IT security and privacy.
A Dutch consortium led by the two largest grid operators in the Netherlands has introduced an initiative to make the world a better place. The idea behind the Fair Meter initiative is to only use ecologically sustainable and socially acceptable devices within the catchment area of the consortium – thereby hopefully changing the entire electronics market.
SK Forsyning and Landis+Gyr have signed a contract for a comprehensive smart metering solution. In addition to AMI meters and software, Landis+Gyr will provide a wide range of services for a total of 12 years, to support an efficient rollout and subsequent operation of the smart metering solution.
Landis+Gyr extends its product portfolio with ULTRAHEAT® T330 / ULTRACOLD® T330, the new ultrasonic meter for residential heating and cooling applications. The T330 delivers top-level measurement accuracy and stability, robust design and easy handling.
Landis+Gyr, the global leader in transforming how energy is delivered and managed, has a long track record as a smart meter solution provider and of offering managed services to utilities. With more than 15 million metering points in managed services in the US, the company is also proud to be a leading AMI service provider in Finland since 2002. Today, Landis+Gyr has taken an important step in extending its service business in Europe with the addition of Caruna’s service operations.