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.
In the latest release of its end-to-end smart grid platform Gridstream, Landis+Gyr has made communication security a key priority for the data exchange between interoperable smart meters and head end system (HES) via power-line communications (PLC).
According to Berg Insight, the rate of smart meter penetration in Europe reached 22% at the end of 2013 and is expected to increase to 60% by the end of 2019, resulting in 170.1 million installed units. Now that utilities are looking to replace their entire meter parks with intelligent devices, open international standards and interoperability are becoming more important.