Prepayment metering in the US

The requirement to reduce a customer’s business and deployment costs coupled with a long-term relationship as a trusted business partner and the expertise of Landis+Gyr organizations on two continents: these were the factors that resulted in a 10-year, 132€ million deal pioneering an advanced smart prepayment metering solution in the United States.

Salt River Project (SRP), a leading American utility company, has signed a long-term agreement with Landis+Gyr to update and expand its advanced metering and prepayment technology in a phased, 10-year installation across their service territory. SRP’s original objective was to eliminate the cost of rolling trucks when customers switch to prepayment or when customers leave — a cost of several million dollars a year.

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Enhanced efficiency in Turkey

A major driver for a smart metering rollout is to enhance distribution grid operation efficiency, especially the optimization of internal processes. This, and the need for improved revenue protection, were the primary motivation of the Turkish utility SAKARYA ELEKTRİK DAĞITIM A.Ş. (SEDAS) to initiate their rollout, which ultimately led to the Landis+Gyr ICG Solutions Centre of Competence in Prague, Czech Republic, delivering to them the proven Gridstream® Converge solution for advanced industrial, commercial and grid metering.

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A Unique Solution for Smart Street Lighting and Smart Grid Development

Today, globally, street lights consume a significant amount of electric energy, with most programmed to switch on when it is getting dark and switch off as it gets bright in the morning. This practice has been noted as being a big waste of energy globally.

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