Liechtensteinische Kraftwerke (LKW) is a publicly owned utility with more than 190 employees, responsible for the energy supply of the entire principality of Liechtenstein. LKW implemented Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream® end-to-end solution to optimize customer service, enhance awareness of power quality, facilitate outage detection, and enable multi-energy measurement.
Landis+Gyr will deliver smart meters and software solutions to a Polish utility RWE. RWE’s first installation of smart metering technology in Poland will focus on residential buildings in Warsaw. Deliveries have started in September and full system installation is scheduled for the end of 2014.
Naantalin Energia, a small utility owned by the city of Naantali in south-west Finland, provides electricity to the municipality’s domestic and industrial electricity users – about 10,000 in total.
As part of ongoing plans to enhance and improve network power quality and service, Naantalin Energia recently implemented, with Landis+Gyr, a pilot to demonstrate a PowerSense MV/LV Monitoring and Control solution.
Landis+Gyr helped TAURON Dystrybucja to conduct a successful pilot project, in Poland, to deliver a full end-to-end smart metering solution, integrating meters from three different vendors.
Smart meter interoperability is crucial for utilities to ensure that their investment in modern energy management solutions is future-proof. Landis+Gyr has recently completed a pilot project for Polish utility Tauron where IDIS-certified meters from three different manufacturers are being used in the same meter park, all managed in the Gridstream AIM smart metering system.
With key customers Landis+Gyr is establishing a collaboration-led approach to developing new smart metering services.
Prior to developing a new service content, Landis+Gyr aims to get an in-depth understanding of customers’ needs, concerns and current practices. To be able to define the exact scope of the service to meet customer requirements, Landis+Gyr recently hosted a workshop with nine representatives from four electricity utilities in Finland.
The solution features a smart meter communication gateway that complies fully with the stringent regulation imposed by German regulators.
Europe’s energy management system is on the cusp of a major transformation towards Smart Metering. And the fact that Germany, Europe’s largest economy, is finally picking up pace on the path to the smart world is an indication for the sincerity of that change.