Reducing outage times and frequencies, mitigating the impact of increasing amounts of renewables on power quality, aging infrastructure and costs associated with smart grids and integration are just some of the challenges utilities are facing today.
Advanced energy storage systems are currently emerging as assets with potential for both network and generation applications within the grid network.
E450 Series 3, Landis+Gyr’s latest IDIS-compliant residential electricity meter, is being tested to meet industry and international standards. The product launch is planned for the second half of 2014.
The meter is undergoing system integration testing with Gridstream®, Landis+Gyr’s end-to-end smart metering solution. The new device employs the company’s automated test environment, which provides more thorough and consistent testing in reduced timescales.
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.
Landis+Gyr presents a new generation of large ultrasonic meters, ULTRAHEAT qp 150, extending the existing portfolio by nominal size DN 150 with nominal flow of 150 m3/h, available to order in June/July 2014.