In the past two years, the transformation of the energy industry has accelerated. We caught up with Bodo Zeug, Executive Vice President and Head of Landis+Gyr EMEA, and discussed with him about the megatrends in the energy sector, how they affect utilities and how Landis+Gyr intends to support utilities in tackling current and upcoming challenges.
As decarbonization, deentralization and digitalization continue to affect the energy industry, DSO's are taking on new roles and greater challenges in ensuring a reliable, resilient grid. In the IoT era of OT/IT convergence , where are you in your journey to transformation ?
Having built up our presence in the Netherlands over the last two decades, Landis+Gyr has become one of the leading energy management solutions provider in the country, and a strategic partner of Dutch grid operators. Our solutions have been at the center of the large scale SMR5 smart meter rollout. As the rollout moves into a next phase at the beginning of 2021, we will extend our relationship and contract with major grid operators, Stedin and Alliander, to deliver smart meters for consumers, thereby supporting the energy transition.
Falkenberg Energi chose the Landis+Gyr Gridstream© Connect platform with point-to-point communicating E360 NB-IoT meters and Software as a Service (SaaS) to improve their operations and enable future development.
Smart meter rollouts require efficient project management and handy tools for planning and scheduling tasks and monitoring their progress. With at times hundreds of thousands of meters about to be installed, procedures and processes need to be clear to avoid errors, superfluous site revisits and wasted investments. Here’s where our Field Operations Manager (FOM) software comes into play: FOM supports the efficient management of the rollout, by digitalizing and formalizing the installation process. It provides advanced tools both for installation planning as well as job flows for actual work in the field.
Almost four years ago, Austrian utility Netz Burgenland Strom has commissioned us to supply and deploy smart electricity meters – as one of the country’s first distribution system operators to commit to a full-scale G3 PLC smart metering solution rollout.