As homes, offices and cities get smarter, the demand for energy, automation and bandwidth is exploding across the grid. Yet far too many citizens lack access to affordable and reliable broadband in areas for example where traditional Telecommunication companies (Telcos) cannot justify implementations. At a time when so many people are working and learning from home due to the pandemic, this can be particularly problematic.
Is rolling out, maintaining, and upgrading your metering infrastructure or operating it becoming too complex and expensive for your organization? Is end-to-end security in metering infrastructure an area of concern? Does your staff need to focus on core business more than managing IT systems and infrastructure? Getting it managed by skilled experts dedicated to AMI-System operations, may be the answer.
Caruna is the largest Distribution System Operator (DSO) in Finland with over 687,000 metering points. Landis+Gyr’s Metering as a Service-solution (MaaS) to Caruna covers the management of the infrastructure for residential meters. The solution includes hourly consumption and power quality readings, management of the metering device infrastructure and data communications, and the activation of AMI related maintenance operations. With 17 million metering values provided to Caruna and its customers every day, the project is Landis+Gyr’s largest Managed Services project in the Nordics.
In Denmark, Landis+Gyr and Vores Elnet are rolling out a major project on smart metering. Vores Elnet, one of the largest DSO’s in Denmark, is taking a significant step towards an IoT infrastructure by updating their current AMI solution and moving to point-to-point communicating residential meters.
With 66 out of 100 points, the Landis+Gyr Group earned the Gold Recognition Level for its Corporate Social Responsibility performance in four categories: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement.
The introduction of smart metering impacts every area of a utility's business. Energy supply, network operation, meter readings, customer service and billing are all affected. In order to maximize the benefits of the smart infrastructure, the overall IT architecture serving these adjacent processes should be carefully planned before rolling out AMI. IT plays a significant role also during the smart meter installation phase and can either slow down the rollout or, in the best case, drive it forward.