February 13, 2017

Piloting Smart Grid Technology in Switzerland

In 2015, Landis+Gyr supplied its smart grid solution comprised of S760 Smart Grid Device Integrator and SmartCom RTU to AEW, a DSO and electricity supplier for the area of Aargau. AEW was looking to maintain grid stability through the management of power generation of PV in the grid and to increase network visualization through the monitoring of transformer stations. Combining these smart grid applications with their existing energy billing infrastructure allowed AEW to optimize their operations and achieve cost efficiency.

KW Birsfelden, the largest hydro power plant in the Greater Basel region, has installed new Landis+Gyr’s E850 grid meters and SmartCom RTU as a part of its infrastructure upgrade. As a result, the power plant’s been able to increase SCADA visibility of the electricity throughput and achieve higher operational efficiency.

Watch this video to find out how Swiss energy companies are using Landis+Gyr’s smart grid solutions to monitor and control decentralized power generation and to supervise transformer stations.