Landis+Gyr’s Fair Meter Pilot takes meter circularity to the next level; introducing a radical meter redesign as part of the smart metering project being carried out with the Dutch utilities Alliander and Stedin in 2016 - 2021. Landis+Gyr’s new meter resulted in reduced material intensity enabling a reduction of 220 metric tons of plastic virgin material and 50 metric tons of metal in the project.
When utilities look into the future, they see a market in a state of constant change. The ongoing industry transformation including digitalization and changing market landscapes means that the utilities market of the future will be vastly different to how it is today.
With the launch of the advanced E360 smart meter, Landis+Gyr presents the broadest communication offering in the European market as its portfolio widens from G3 PLC and P2P cellular to include RF Mesh IP technology.
Landis+Gyr’s and Vattenfall’s AMI pilot project on the implementation of next-generation metering technology in Sweden is going full steam ahead. The project also includes a pilot of Landis+Gyr’s SaaS service.
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.