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.
The transformation of the energy industry calls for new approaches. Be it the challenges of volatile networks caused by DER integration, the growing concerns around cyber security or changing regulatory and business environments – forward thinking DSO’s need a technology that offers solutions and creates new opportunities. Our new E660 has been designed just for that: State-of-the-art metering, power quality measurement and advanced grid edge functionalities – all in one device.
Finland is one of the most advanced countries in Europe when it comes to digitalization in the energy sector. With 250,000 km of low-voltage networks and more than 3.7 million energy metering points, Finland is a European veteran in smart metering – and a trendsetter in the adoption of the Metering as a Service model.