When France’s biggest electricity distributor, Enedis, launched the “Linky Project” in 2017 to replace 35 million residential meters with smart meters, they were going beyond EU requirements to set the foundation for the country's future smart grid.
Communication is a core component of any smart-grid or AMI implementation. Depending on application use cases, geography, rural/urban areas or existing infrastructure however, a grid operator may choose PLC, mesh or cellular communications. With an increasingly diverse and active consumer base that now includes prosumers, electric vehicle charging, renewables and more, how can utilities ensure that all these segments are served without disrupting their AMI?
This July, Landis+Gyr won a tender to install ripple control (RC) command units for Sibelga and ORES, two of Belgium’s eight distribution system operators (DSO).
Landis+Gyr extends its portfolio to include a smart metering solution that runs on G3 PLC technology.
Landis+Gyr started technology field tests with G3 PLC at the beginning of 2015 in Norway and Switzerland. Today, results show that the technology is ready for rollout.
Following a pan-European tender, Netz Burgenland Strom has awarded a contract to Landis+Gyr to supply Gridstream®, a smart metering solution comprised of head end system, smart meters and cutting edge G3 PLC technology.
Landis+Gyr has created a strategic partnership with Norwegian software developer Powel to target customers in Scandinavia.